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Simple Roof Maintenance Can Prevent the Need for Costly Water Damage Restoration

Posted: 12 Jan, 2015 by:

Don’t let a roof leak creep up on you. Prevent the need for costly water damage restoration in Columbia, SC by following these simple roof maintenance tips.

First, just the way a carpenter frames a house; you want to frame the value of inspecting your roof regularly. It’s human nature to ponder one’s roof, wonder, “How much is this going to cost me,” and put off inspecting it because we just don’t want to face the cost.

Try this. Ask: how much will my five minute visual inspection save me? The answer depends on what you find, but the faster you jump on a roof problem the less it will cost you. A visual inspection at least twice a year is a good idea. Do it before the rough weather season and right afterwards. Or, do it any time that’s convenient. Take pictures each time so you can note any changes.

A moisture check should also be done annually or biannually. There are various techniques but the idea is to test how well your roofing material holds up when water is present. This gives you added information on top of a visual inspection.

Completing simple chores like cleaning out gutters and trimming away branches can extend roof life. And doing close inspections at opportune times (like when the house is being painted or an HVAC system is being repaired) can also save money.

You might wonder why we are writing this. After all, we make our living in part when people wait too long and need water damage restoration here in Columbia, SC. And if you’re one of those people who needs that kind of help with their roof, call us—our experience, expertise and care stretch back decades.

But if your roof hasn’t reached that stage yet, now’s your chance to cut us out of the picture by being proactive. We have so much work as it is. The reason we’re suggesting you carry out an inspection now is that it’s just a neighborly thing to do to help people save money.

Go check it out; don’t be afraid to save money. And if you need some help with water damage restoration here in Columbia, SC and the surrounding area, we’re here.

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