A shingle in time saves nine
I understand that to repair my shingle roof is to save me money and increase the value of my roof. Most people appreciate the fact that maintenance is important. Usually, the more we spend on an item, the more likely we are to take care of it. The old adage, “A stitch in time saves nine,” is a solid principle. What that means in modern language is that if you deal with a problem in the early stages, it will save you big problems later. For example, people who invest in a grand piano, make sure that it is polished, the finish is protected, they have it tuned regularly, and even make an effort to control the humidity in the room in which it sits. These owners expect their piano to be in top condition 20 years from the day they purchased it. Most car owners also continue to maintain their car to gain maximum value from it.
Conversely, the installation of a new roof is a significant investment; but people seem to overlook the fact that roofs need regular maintenance just like a finely tuned piano. With your car, you know that after so many miles, you will need a new set of tires or a tune up. Sooner or later, the wheels need to be rotated and the oil needs to be changed. Many people do not think about the roof until after a storm or if a tree falls on it. Your roof is designed to last for decades just as your car is. It is made up of many components just like the car is. So it is natural to expect some wear and tear. You may even need to replace a few shingles from time to time. The only way to know this is to have someone with a trained and experienced eye to regularly check your roof and make sure that you find those little problems to keep them from becoming big ones.
Shingle replacement plan
Your roof is constantly exposed to the elements, rain, shine, sun, wind, snow, and hail. Even on a relatively mild day, your roof can be exposed to harmful ultra-violet rays from the sun. On a hot summer day, you can estimate that the surface temperature of your roof is 40 to 50 degrees hotter than the ambient temperature. A five minute hailstorm can damage shingles in a way that will eventually lead to a leak. So it is natural to assume that sometime sooner or later you can expect to replace some shingles, or flashing or some other part of your roof. You can be sure that if a problem is discovered on your roof, over time it will get worse.
To protect your investment, you need to develop a maintenance plan, or a system of periodic inspections to catch small problems before they get worse. This takes someone with the expertise to identify problems as they arise and someone who has the skill to walk on roofs for inspection. You will need to find a reputable and trustworthy roofing installer who will give you detailed estimates that can double as your record of service for all the work you have done in maintaining the roof.
A trustworthy installer in the Triad area
If you understand the importance of maintaining your shingle roof and you live in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, or any of the surrounding areas, you are fortunate to count on Triad Installations as one of the most reputable and trustworthy roofing companies in the region. Triad has been repairing and replacing roofs for over twenty years and they can help you develop a maintenance plan to ensure that your roof is well maintained through the years. Call them today to schedule a free estimate and learn more about their maintenance program. You will learn as I have, why it is important to repair my shingle roof.