You wouldn’t drive a car without replacing the oil, servicing the engine, and generally maintaining the vehicle, right?
Well, your roof is a lot like your daily driver. Of course, it doesn’t need quite as much maintenance to keep it operational…
But failing to perform any maintenance almost always leads to expensive consequences.
With an average cost of $8,600 for a residential roof replacement and $10,000 – $50,000 for a commercial roof, roof maintenance should never be ignored.
We get it—the last thing you need is another project to focus on. But believe us when we tell you that roof maintenance is worth your time and effort, especially in our home state of Colorado!
At Arapahoe, we’ve focused on making high-quality, hassle-free roofing services a reality for the past 55 years. So, don’t wait until it’s too late—keep reading to learn everything you need to know about roof maintenance for your home or business!
Whether you own a home, business, or both, every roof can benefit from annual maintenance.
And while it seems like a chore, roof maintenance with Arapahoe is much easier than you might expect (because we designed it that way)!
But before we can get into the importance of maintaining your roof system(s), we’ll give you the rundown on the differences between residential and commercial roof maintenance.
Residential Roof Maintenance – When and how to service your roof depends heavily on your roofing material. For example, wood shake roofing needs more frequent care to hold up, while slate roofing can last hundreds of years with little to no maintenance.
However, asphalt roofing is by far the most popular choice for homeowners, so we’ll start there. Modern asphalt roofs are better than ever—but they’re not impenetrable. A combination of wind, snow, sleet, hail, and hot, dry summers can do damage even if you don’t notice it.
That’s why we recommend roof and gutter inspections at least twice a year, as well as gutter cleanouts in the spring and fall. Our team can perform both services, ensuring your roof remains in tip-top shape.
Commercial Roof Maintenance – When it comes to maintenance, commercial roofing is a whole different animal. Because most commercial roofs are flat, they don’t shrug off rain, snow, and moisture as easily as sloped residential roofs.
Of course, we’ve designed roofs to combat these issues, but again, no roof is perfect. But what makes commercial roofing maintenance so crucial is your warranty.
Unlike most residential roofs, commercial roofing manufacturers often require regular maintenance to keep your warranty valid. And we’ll be the first to tell you—repairing or replacing a roof without a warranty can get very expensive!
Not to mention, keeping your roof maintained ensures your customers are safe, and your roof won’t become a liability.
Thus, we recommend commercial roof inspections at least twice a year. Additionally, we offer flexible maintenance plans to account for your needs and your building’s roofing type.
We think you’ll agree—one of the benefits of living in Colorado is our state’s unmatched natural beauty.
The trouble is, our weather patterns are just as unique.
If you’ve lived in the Centennial State for more than a couple of years, you’ll know that Colorado summers are hot and dry, and winters are freezing cold.
Throw in high winds, occasional, heavy rains, and hailstorms, and you have a recipe for disaster when it comes to your roof. Even with modern roofing technology, there’s no way around the weather.
So, what’s the big issue with Colorado’s climate?
Well, besides damage from wind, hail, and debris, it comes down to expansion and contraction—water finds its way under your shingles (even on a brand-new roof), freezes, expands, melts, and contracts…
Over and over, and over again. Even with a roof weighing thousands of pounds, this simple natural process causes your roof to move and shift.
In truth, certain roof types will hold up much better against the elements. Metal roofing, for example, doesn’t tend to expand or contract too much. Still, all it takes is one missing, cracked, or damaged shingle on an unmaintained roof to cause an awful lot of damage to your home or business.
That’s what makes regular maintenance so important in our state. But preventing a pricey repair isn’t the only benefit of maintaining your roof…
As we mentioned, our primary goal with roof maintenance is to help you avoid eye-watering repair or replacement costs, but the benefits don’t end there.
We’ll get right down to the details—here are a few additional benefits for maintaining your residential or commercial roof system:
Extends the Life of the Roof
Regular maintenance, such as inspections and repairs, can extend the life of your roof. Neglecting your roof can lead to small problems and only leads to bigger, more expensive problems.
Increases Energy Efficiency
A well-maintained roof can help reduce energy costs by providing better insulation. Insulation helps regulate the temperature in your home and reduces the need for A/C or heating.
Prevents Water Damage
Naturally, leaking roofs can cause significant water damage to your home. Regular inspections and repairs can help prevent leaks and costly water damage repairs.
Reduces Business Interruptions
Leaks or other roof problems can interrupt your daily operations, which can lead to lost revenue. Regular roof maintenance can prevent these problems and minimize business interruptions.
Extends the Life of the Roof
A well-maintained roof can last longer, reducing the need for expensive replacements. This can save you money in the long run and keep your warranty valid.
We’ve seen it happen—a damaged roof can be a severe safety hazard for employees and customers. Regular inspections can identify potential safety issues and prevent accidents from occurring.
You should think of your roof as an asset—and treat it like you would any other investment.
In the past 55+ years of local service, we’ve seen enough damaged residential and commercial roofs to know that neglecting maintenance never pays off.
And, as you saw earlier, there’s hardly an excuse for a lack of maintenance.
Roofing maintenance is a simple, low-cost, low-effort investment that can help your roof last. And we’re here to take care of your roof’s maintenance so you don’t have to!
Our team has experience installing and servicing almost every roofing material available today. We’ll work with you to create a maintenance schedule that works for you, ensuring your residential or commercial roof has exactly what it needs to keep doing its job.
So, start protecting your investment today with expert service from Arapahoe Roofing Company!
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