Your roof is a big investment! Proper and frequently scheduled roof maintenance can extend the life of your roof. It gives upside to your investment and saves you money by minimizing future costly repairs. The Luso Roofing Preventative Maintenance Plan may allow for your roof to last beyond your typical warranty period.
One of the most important aspects of maintaining your roof is to make sure water drains properly. Critical to maintaining a roof that is free from leaks is checking and cleaning gutters, downspouts and drains regularly. Be sure they are free of debris and that there is proper water flow on your roof.
Pitch pans are another area of the roof that requires periodic maintenance. A pitch pan is the area of the roof where a roof penetration has been made and sealed using a small curb and a liquid sealant. These sealants need to be checked to ensure that they have been properly filled and rounded to ensure that water does not penetrate these roof areas.
Roof flashings should be checked as well. It is in these areas that caulking and termination sealants should be used. Checking these details to ensure proper securing of terminations with sealants where needed will extend the life of the roof.
High-traffic areas should also be monitored, including the areas adjacent to roof hatches or other roof access points. Areas adjacent to HVAC units should be checked as well because these units require periodic maintenance as well and are areas of high traffic and unintentional abuse and exposure to harmful substances.
Finally, as your roof reaches the end of its life cycle, a regularly scheduled roof maintenance plan can help identify the options out there such as reflective roof coatings that can be applied to extend the useful life of the roof. Without a preventative maintenance plan, the roof may diminish beyond the point where reflective roof coating can be applied. By having the Luso Roofing Preventative Maintenance Plan in place, you will know the condition of your roof and have a better chance of avoiding costly tear-offs.