The Consequences of Poor Roofing Maintenance

One of the biggest misconceptions about roof maintenance is that it’s not necessary unless you already have a problem. Many homeowners believe preventative maintenance isn’t worth the time and money, but nothing could be further from the truth.


In today’s post, Sterling Exteriors, the roofing expert, discusses the dangers of a poorly maintained roofing system:

Unforeseen Problems

Having an active maintenance plan means you stay on top of your roof’s condition even when it appears to be working perfectly. Small problems that are invisible to the untrained eye can crop up and quickly worsen if they are not detected and dealt with promptly.

Most homeowners don’t notice they have a roof leak until they spot water damage in their home—but in reality the leak probably started long before it got to that point, and would have been much cheaper to repair had it been caught early on. Scheduling routine inspections allows our professionals to assess your roof’s condition and identify problems when they first appear. We can act on any underlying issues right away.

Premature Roof Failure

Leaving problems unaddressed can accelerate the wear and tear of your roof. A simple roof leak, for instance, can take years off your roof’s service life. With regular maintenance, you not only solve problems early, you can also extend the lifespan of your roofing system.

Voided Warranty

Although many roofing manufacturer warranties cover defects and damage, they become invalid without proper maintenance. This is because your roof requires upkeep to function as intended. Voiding the protection of your roof greatly reduces its value.

Avoid dealing with the consequences above by turning to Sterling Exteriors. We can help develop a maintenance routine tailored to the needs of your roofing system. We also offer a wide range of roofing services like emergency repairs and replacements to keep your home protected all year round.

We serve Cincinnati, Loveland, and Newton, OH. Start protecting your roof now and call us today at (513) 322-4777. We can offer you a free quote.