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Minor Repairs Stretch Roof Life and Save Reserve Funds

Michelle Wallace-Carswell
Publication date:
November 21, 2022
Article Summary: 

Regular maintenance and minor repairs are crucial to extending the life of a roof and preventing major repairs and surprises in the future. The roof protects the entire building, and water damage is a common issue that can lead to significant problems if not addressed promptly. To ensure the roof's longevity, it is recommended to conduct yearly roof inspections by professional roofing contractors who can identify potential issues and perform necessary repairs. Some key areas that require regular maintenance include removing debris from the roof surface and eavestroughs, ensuring proper drainage, repairing or replacing damaged flashing, examining the roof surface for cracks and damages, and reinforcing caulking and sealant around roof penetrations. Roof maintenance not only protects the building structure but also saves costs on emergency repairs, structural damages, and lower resale value. Regular maintenance is essential to prevent leaks, mold growth, and other potential hazards. Neglecting roof maintenance can lead to increased liabilities, risks, and the need for early roof replacement.


Roof Maintenance, Minor Repairs, Roof Inspections, Water Damage, Drainage, Flashing, Caulking, Roof Surface, Debris Removal, Roof Protection, Weather Damage, Structural Consequences, Liabilities, Risks.

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Michelle Wallace-Carswell
Minor Repairs Stretch Roof Life and Save Reserve Funds
November 21, 2022
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