A roof, in many ways, is like our health. We know we should take care of it regularly, but somehow, so many other things get in the way. We ignore regular checkups, forget to floss our teeth, and maybe skip out on those workouts. That is, until we find ourselves at the urgent care with something that well – maybe could have been prevented.
When it comes to taking care of your roof – which is arguably as important to the health of your house as your health is to your life – we can either be reactive, and find ourselves patching leaks in the middle of a snowstorm, or proactive, which means taking care of problems before they arise.
If the first example sounds like you, you are probably reactive. And while your reactive maintenance style may suit a carefree approach to life, it might also have you cursing your hefty repair bills later. Preventative maintenance, after all, is always cheaper than emergency repair.
So what are the signs of a proactive maintenance style? Here are just a few:
- You inspect your roof regularly (or have it inspected by someone else).
- You know when your gutters were last replaced.
- You remove debris from your roof as soon as you spot it.
- You regularly check siding, flashing, downspouts, and skylights.
- You repair any roof leaks as soon as they arise.
Understandably, keeping your roof in top shape takes time and energy. But because your roof protects your house, and is often the cause of the largest home repair bill you could have, investing time in maintaining your roof, is an investment that pays dividends down the road.
This article was brought to you by ASAP Roofing, a nationwide roofing company with offices in Denver, Colorado, Dallas, Texas, and Indianapolis, Indiana. ASAP specializes in hail restoration, weather damage, and exceptional customer service.