Your roof is among the most expensive components of your home. Suffice to say, you’ll want to make sure you take care of it, because no one wants to pay to reroof their home sooner than they need to.

As an adult, you understand the importance of taking care of your car. You need to change your oil every 5,000 miles, rotate your tire, and perform other types of routine maintenance. If you fail to do these things, your car is bound to break down. If you never change your oil, you could also do serious damage to your engine—and in some cases, that damage can cost thousands of dollars to fix. On the other hand, if you care for your vehicle according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, you’ll be able to ward off expensive, neglect-related repairs, and your vehicle will last for years.

You can think of your roof in a similar way. If you don’t maintain it, inspect it, and fix problems as they arise, you’ll need to re-roof your home much sooner than you otherwise would have.

Wind and storm damage

Southwest Florida is no stranger to hurricanes and tropical storms. Weather events, as you can imagine, can take an enormous toll on your roof.  Roofing experts agree that you should have your roofing system inspected after every major storm. And the good news is that reputable companies will inspect your roof for free. If the contractor you’re working with finds signs of damage, they’ll explain what needs to be repaired. They’ll also provide you with a comprehensive written estimate that breaks down both materials and workmanship costs. If they believe the damage might be covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy, they’ll work directly with your insurance carrier to get the repairs authorized.

Don’t forget about your gutters

If your gutters are rusted, in poor health, or sections of them are broken, you’ll want to have them repaired as well. During your roof inspection, the contractor will also evaluate the health of your gutters. If they determine you have one or more problems, they’ll notify you and recommend the appropriate course of action.

In closing

If you have questions about how to maximize the lifespan of your roof, we can help. For more information or to schedule a free, no-cost roofing inspection, call Kleinberger Corporation today to speak with a local expert you can trust.