Regular roof maintenance is integral to your roofing, as it ensures that your roof will perform correctly throughout the year. Unfortunately, several widespread myths about the importance of roof maintenance have made some homeowners doubt the importance of investing in this service. In today’s post, V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding busts three common roof maintenance myths:
Your Roof Warranty Covers Everything
Avoiding roof maintenance because you think your warranty has you covered in the event of damage is a big mistake. Most roofing warranties cover the roofing material, tiles, and shingles, but not the underlayment.
As a GAF Master Elite™ general contractor, we offer some of the most robust roofing warranties in the industry. GAF’s Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty covers both material and workmanship defect, so your roof is protected and insured completely. This does not mean you can skip on maintenance though, as failure to properly maintain your roof can actually void your warranty.
Having a Warranty Means You Don’t Need Maintenance
Remember: your roof’s warranty covers the things out of your control, such as manufacturer defects or workmanship errors. It does not cover regular wear and tear. So, even if you have a strong warranty on your roofing system, you still need to invest in regular maintenance.
Preventive Roof Maintenance Is Unnecessary
Preventive roof maintenance is better than reactive maintenance. The cost of addressing a leak while it’s still small is miniscule compared to how much you’ll have to pay for a large leak that has already caused significant moisture damage on your roof. Preventive maintenance also keeps your roof in top shape, which means less maintenance work in the long run.