Why Regular Roof Maintenance Is Vital For Maintaining Your Structure


Many homeowners and property owners use the old adage, "If it's not broke, don't fix it" when deciding when to make roof renovations and improvements. However, such a philosophy can be detrimental to protecting the health and longevity of your commercial or residential roofing structure. There are many cases when a roof doesn't appear to be damaged, and allowing rain or other debris to remain on the roof can lead to more significant problems down the line. Here are some of the ways that regular roof maintenance is essential for maintaining your roof.

With over 25 years of experience as a roofing contractor, the Exterior Genie team has a lot of expertise with roofs that weren’t regularly maintained and the problems they can cause. For example, during many storms, small limbs and trees can fall onto the roof of a homeowner or business owner. The actual damage could be light, and it may not seem too important to get these issues handled immediately. However, a fallen limb or tree could remove shingles, which allows rain to start seeping through the ceiling. Having a company like Extreme Genie inspect the roof and make repairs can prevent more significant problems down the line.

Another example of a hazardous roofing situation can be seen during a hail storm. Hail storms hit the U.S. thousands of times each year. In each case, the damage from hail can be hard to see, especially since it melts over time. This could lead to microscopic holes, missing shingles, and other potential roof damage. At Extreme Genie, we recommend that property owners have their buildings inspected shortly after a hail storm. Hail can cause minor problems with quick fixes or catastrophic damage to your home’s roof and integrity. A lot of factors play into what exactly will be required for your roof repair project. Allowing these issues to remain can make it harder to prevent roofing damage that would take longer to fix.

Wind-damaged roofs have less impact than ones damaged by trees and hail, which makes it harder for property owners to tell if the roof requires repairs. This doesn't mean that property owners have no options to check for damage to their roofs. There are tell-tale signs that can be seen without getting on a roof to see if there's significant damage. For example, if your building has an attic, you can check the ceiling for signs of moisture or mildew growth. In either case, this strongly suggests there are leaks in the roof that will only get larger with time. The mildew is also an excellent sign for concern because the spores from mold can spread to other parts of the home and require a more extensive effort to have them removed. And property owners should also be on guard against shingles that were blown away by the storm. If you've noticed these issues, it makes sense to contact Extreme Genie to get a more thorough investigation and to plan any repairs.

The examples mentioned above could make it seem like roof repair, and renovations are bound to happen on a commercial or residential roof. However, it's important to remember that most roof repairs are quick and relatively easy to handle. In each of these situations, you may not need to completely replace or renovate the roof if you've had minor maintenance done in the past. Regular maintenance prevents small problems from becoming larger ones. If you need roof repairs or renovations for your property, Extreme Genie can help.

With 25 years of experience in the South Carolina market, Extreme Genie can help property owners with any improvements they need to have done. Please send us a message online to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.