While it’s easy to let it slip your mind, maintaining your roof is an integral part of caring for your home.
Since your roof plays such a major role in the safety and well being of your house and home (and those living inside), it’s essential to take good care of it. A new roof should last you 20 or more years, as long as it is well-maintained. A homeowner needs to know what they can do to care for their roof, what to expect when it comes to maintaining it, and when a roof replacement might be in their future. So, how much does it cost to maintain your roof?
Continue reading to find out.
The Price of Maintaining Your Roof
Thankfully, maintaining your roof is relatively easy and inexpensive, as long as you are aware and stay up on the task. For hands-on and committed homeowners, the cost of maintaining a roof is zero dollars. Here are a few tips if you don’t want to spend a dollar on maintaining your roof:
- CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS — Make sure to clean your gutters twice yearly and in between whenever necessary. We suggest cleaning them in spring and then again in fall after all the leaves have dropped and before the first snowfall. Make sure you are careful when completing this task and use your tools and ladders responsibly.
- INSPECT YOUR ATTIC — Once each year, take the time to check out your attic for signs of mold, drafts, discolored areas, leaks, and signs of animals and insects. While climbing into a dusty attic may not be the most comfortable task, it will give you a decent indication of the wear and tear your roof is experiencing and any issues that might need immediate attention.
- EXTERIOR CHECKS — In addition to inspecting the inside of your home, it’s important to check out the exterior of your home and roof. Look for areas with standing water, missing shingles, loose flashing, and any other problems concerning your roof. You may want to consider taking photos of your roof from various angles while you clean your gutters, which makes noticing changes much easier.
Roof Maintenance that costs between $200 – $1,000:
- TRIM YOUR TREES — Tree limbs should not be close to your home for several reasons. Firstly, you don’t want heavy, snow-laden branches breaking onto your home and damaging your roof. Secondly, tree branches can be a bridge for small animals and bugs, which can wear down your roof.
- SIMPLE REPAIRS — Make sure to fix any damage, loose flashing, gutter system issues, missing shingles, and other minor problems as soon as possible. It is crucial to address areas that need repairs right away. Handling the issue now rather than later can save you thousands in the long run.
Roofs older than 20 years or that have extensive damage may require a complete replacement. You can avoid a premature roof replacing by taking care of the roof you have now!
Contact We Do Roofing SLC
Maintaining your roof only requires a little time and dedication but is well worth it in the long run!
For roofing repairs and maintenance you want to leave to the professionals, contact the experts at We Do Roofing SLC. With over 20 years of experience, our skilled team can complete your job, whether you need a new roof or small and simple repairs for your residential or commercial property in Salt Lake City and many surrounding cities throughout Utah. Contact the experienced and knowledgeable roofers at We Do Roofing SLC for a quick quote today.