Ensuring the longevity of your roof depends on a few factors, including roofing material, proper installation and proper maintenance. The multitude of maintenance tips and tricks available are indeed helpful, but some do more harm than good. Today’s post from Universal Roofing and Exteriors aims to shed light on three of the most prevalent roof maintenance myths and the truths behind them.
Myth: Roofs Today Don’t Require Maintenance
While recent technological advances have made low-maintenance roofing systems possible, roof maintenance is an aspect that cannot be entirely eliminated. It’s true that today’s materials are more efficient, more durable, easier to install and even environmentally-friendly. However, all these practical features are rendered useless if the roof itself isn’t regularly maintained. In fact, around 80% of commercial roofs made of supposedly durable materials fail prematurely due to improper maintenance, or a total lack thereof.
Myth: Warranties Cover Most Roof Issues
It’s important to note that there are different types of warranties. Material warranties, for example, only cover material defects due to manufacturing errors, meaning that roofing concerns such as improper installation, severe weather and lack of maintenance aren’t covered by this type of warranty. As a matter of fact, less than 1% of roof failure instances can be attributed to material defects. Nevertheless, it’s a good move to consult with your roofing and siding contractor regarding the warranties they offer.
Myth: Maintenance Is Optional
This is perhaps the most widely-believed roof maintenance myth. The truth is, roof maintenance should be mandatory for both the homeowner and the roofing contractor. There’s nothing but benefits to be had by both parties concerned. On the one hand, the homeowner will get to enjoy a longer-lasting roof, while the roofer will get to prove their reliability.
Universal Roofing and Exteriors offers excellent workmanship and high-quality products. We offer a wide selection of doors, windows, roofs and gutters. Call us today at (317) 257-0779 for a free quote on your roof repair or replacement project. We serve Carmel and Indianapolis, IN.