Roof Maintenance: What it Means, Why it’s Important and What to Know

October 22, 2018

Roof Maintenance: What it Means, Why it’s Important and What to Know

Many people put a lot of time and money into the maintenance of their home. They regularly do the vacuuming, have a professional carpet cleaning service come in every six months, and regularly hire landscapers to keep the exterior property in top shape. But look up. Many people end up forgetting one critical area of their home that deserves just as much attention and maintenance.

Why Overhead Maintenance is Importance

The residential roofing structure in Clinton Twp homes is the mainstay of the home. After all, it is the thing that gives owners a “roof over their head.” In order to maintain this degree of safety and living standard it is important to regularly have roofers from Sterling Heights come and check structural integrity, inspect for any weaknesses and problems, or enact preventative measure to boost longevity of the structure. Essentially maintenance is critical to avoid emergency situations or unfortunate accidents that could be life-threatening and dangerous.

What Maintenance Entails

Each season requires different tasks when it comes to maintenance. The winter for example calls for the need to weatherproof the structure, preparing overhead for heavy snow, ice, wind and cold. This requires checking on proper insulation, checking structural strength and evaluating drainage. Drainage is also important in spring and fall maintenance where the thaw happens in the former, causing a lot of water to flow from overhead. In the latter, checking to make sure debris, such as leaves and sticks, hasn’t clogged up the drainage system is crucial. Each of these tasks can easily be performed by a professional, and chances are it will be a quick job because it is routine practice.

What to Do

As the owner, it is important to take responsibility of the regular maintenance by calling a professional every season for the tasks to be completed. There are some tasks that can be completed regularly without professional input, such as checking in on the attic for early signs of leaks, or deteriorating insulation. In addition, many homeowners, with lower overhead structure roofs, will climb up to the gutter and clean it out themselves. This is only advised for individuals who have experience doing so, with proper safety equipment and who do not have a two-level home.

The idea of having to look after the home inside and out can be overwhelming, especially when it involves something as crucial as the overhead integrity of a home.

Don’t let roof maintenance feel like it is a job to tackle alone. Calling in a professional is the best choice to get the job done right the first time. Click here to schedule your consultation or contact us at 586-566-0308, complete the request form on this page or email us at We look forward to “Hopping To It” for you.



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