It is very important to keep up with proper roof maintenance. Our roofs always get exposed to the rain, sun, wind and snow. These factors all take a toll slowly to the membrane of the roof until the life of a roof is expired. Our Roofs need regular inspections done by professional roofing contractors and promoted roof repairs.
BENEFITS OF ROOF MAINTENANCE
You may wonder, what are the benefits of spending money annually to maintain your roof. After a collection of research, it was discovered that a well-maintained roof will most likely outlast its manufactured expected life. In contrast, a poorly maintained roof will last a homeowner half its expected life.
Most people would say “That is why we purchased a warranty.” Don’t think a warranty will help if your roof has not been maintained. Most roofing manufacturers clearly state that if a homeowner doesn’t have proof (Invoices, receipt, estimates) of maintenance, the warranty may be voided.
REGULAR ROOF INSPECTIONS
Experienced homebuilders are well aware and recommend annual roof maintenance. Most homebuilders hire third-party contractors to do the inspection and evaluate the condition of the roof. The initial choice comes down to the cheapest guy to do the roof inspection, hired by the homebuilder. Homeowners are always better off going to an accredited roofing contractor in their area. Charlotte Ace Roofing will provide 3 major issues to be on the lookout when doing a maintenance roof inspection.
1. EXPOSED ROOFING NAILS:
Exposed roofing nails are not easy to see on the roof. Not the case if you are looking at a roof from ground up. Exposed nails will rust. The rusted nail provides a pathway for water to enter your home. Water can get into the attic and eventually into the home. Charlotte Ace Roofing ensures that after each full roof replacement, or roof repair we will caulk all exposed nail with NP1.
2. SUN CRACKING VENTILATION BOOTS:
Cracking roofing boots are caused by a combination of sun exposure, wind storms and hail storms. Over time the sun dries out the rubber causing it to crack. Hailstorms will break off the dried rubber, and the high winds blow it off the roofs. Charlotte Ace Roofing makes an extra effort to put NP1 roofing caulk around the roofing boot and the ventilation pipe. We use a high-grade ice and water barrier to protect the boots from the failing. These measures help ensure extended life on the roofing ventilation pipes.
3. LOOSE GRANULES:
The primary cause of loose granules is foot traffic on the roof caused by other people and hailstorms. When the A/C man is on your roof doing a repair, every step he takes causes granules to loosen. Also, whenever a hailstorm hit roofing shingles, the impact will cause the granules to loosen. Charlotte Ace Roofing offers temporary patches for loosened granules. We also can apply tar to the damaged area if needed. Next, we take loose granules from the gutter and apply them over the concern area. This will work as a temporary fix only.
So, when you need of a free roof inspection just give us a call. We offer the best products and materials, backed up by our 10-year workmanship warranty. We have also been in the roofing business for years, so we know the best solutions to defective roofs. Call for a free estimate 704-396-8383.