A typical home with a 6/12 roof pitch will take roughly 70 bundles of composite shingles. The number of shingles in a bundle depends on the type and brand, but overall you are looking at about 1,500 to 2,000 shingles. That is a lot of individual pieces on your roof, and any one of them could become damaged in a storm or some other mishap. Having a few damaged shingles is like having a chain with a weak link. It just cannot do what it is meant to do – protect your entire home from water damage. That is why, if you want to lengthen the life of your home’s roof, regular roof maintenance is important.
Regular roof maintenance entails being on the lookout for minor problems before they become big ones. It is far less costly to replace a couple of damaged shingles than it is to not notice the problem until after the underlayment and perhaps even roof structure is weakened. In addition, an ongoing water leak can go even further into your home, causing interior and exterior wall degradation, foundation weakening, and a moisture situation that invites insects, mold, mildew, and rodents into your home.
At Peak Performance Roofing & Exteriors in Barrie, Ontario, we are more than happy to schedule regular roof maintenance with you to carefully inspect your home’s roof and take care of any issues that are found. We can also give you an estimate of the lifespan that you can expect, so you can plan ahead for the expenditure of a new roof, as well as a quote, so you are on track for keeping on top of this vital home maintenance project.