Why Keeping Your Roof Healthy Is Important

What’s your approach to keeping your roof healthy?

Do you take the approach of “no problems, no worries”? After all, if you don’t notice leaks in the ceiling, an increase in heating bills, or trouble around your foundation, what could be wrong?

While that’s the way a great majority of homeowners handle house maintenance projects, there is a better way to protect your investment. Your roof is the root of many potential home problems; by waiting until a problem materializes could mean emergency services that will set you back a bundle.why keeping your roof healthy is important Why Keeping Your Roof Healthy Is Important

Your roof’s health is important because:

A healthy roof protects the investment you’ve made in your home
Because this is probably one of the largest investments you’ll ever make, keeping it in top shape is important to avoid costly projects down the road. By performing ongoing maintenance, you’ll not only extend the life of your roof, but also give longer life to other items throughout your property

A healthy roof will increase your home value
While you may not be considering selling your home at the moment, the average person moves on average about every seven years. That means at some point in the future you may wish to list your house, and a house with a healthy roof will quickly boost the confidence of potential buyers. Knowing they won’t have to invest in a new roof in the coming months is a huge bonus. Having a beautiful roof that compliments the property adds even more potential.

A healthy roof guards against growing problems
A roof is designed to protect many things. Imagine a leaky roof that allows water to penetrate through and into your attic. It quickly puddles around your insulation, and eventually trickles down through your ceiling and walls. By the time you notice it, you have several rooms that have to be gutted and reconstructed, and that’s in addition to getting rid of the mold and mildew that has formed in your attic.

A healthy roof saves energy
A properly insulated and vented roof will allow your roof to function properly, making your heating and cooling systems as efficient as possible. If vents are not working properly, they can allow heat and humidity to become trapped, which can eat away on the rafters in your attic. If your home isn’t properly insulated, heat can escape through your roof. In either case, you’ll spend much more on your monthly bills then with a properly maintained roof.

Even though your roof may be one of the least thought of aspects of your home, it is one of the most important to maintain. If you have any questions about how your roof works and how to better maintain the investment you’ve made, give us a call today.