Roof maintenance can be tricky. If you do it too often, it can be arduous and time-consuming. Then again, leaving your roof alone and delaying maintenance can result in issues that may worsen over time. As responsible roofers, we want to help you resolve this by answering the most important questions and concerns people have about maintaining their roofing systems.
Q: “How Much Life Does My Roof Have Left?”
A: Looking at the manufacturer’s warranty helps determine when the roof was installed. However, a variety of factors can affect a roof’s service life, including the slope, composition, local climate, quality of installation, and frequency of maintenance. That said, an easy way to learn about a roof’s age is to let it speak for itself. Leaks and accompanying repair costs are signs that the whole system is nearing the end of its life span and might require a replacement.
Q: “How Often Should I Check the Roof?”
A: The ideal time to perform roof maintenance is at least twice a year, one in the spring and another in the fall in preparation for the extreme weather conditions of summer and winter. It may be a safe standard, but trouble can arise at any time. Storm damage can wreak havoc on your roof, which is why it is best to have an inspection carried out right after bad weather events like a hailstorm or strong winds.
Q: “What Should I Know About Working With a Roofing Contractor?”
A: To get the best results, you must first evaluate the contractor before hiring them for your roof maintenance. Not only should you focus on the price—consider their qualifications, reputation and dependability, as well.
At Coleman Roofing & Construction, we offer a comprehensive roof inspection, repair and maintenance program for all residential homes and commercial buildings. We can perform highly technical scans of your roof to find the best solution for your repair needs.
You can also rely on us if you want new gutters or seek assistance for your storm damage insurance claims. Call us at (225) 379-7663 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Gonzales and Lafayette, LA.