What would you say is the most valuable part of your home? is it your brand-new television? is it your antique solid mahogany outer door? it might be any of those things, but in reality, the answer probably lies above you. I am talking about your roof of course. Now, obviously a roof, consisting of hundreds of pounds of construction materials, isn’t cheap. But why is it the most valuable element of your home? Let me explain:
Your roof carries a value in it in two ways, in my opinion. First of all, it has is own value in the cost of materials and workmanship. Secondly, it is valuable because it serves to protect the rest of your home. So where am I going with all this? I probably don’t need to tell you that a roof is expensive. But the thing is, many home owners seem to forget about it from time to time – and this is a dangerous thing to do. Your roof needs maintenance, and it needs it at regular intervals. Not only that, but it needs you to do specific things and do them properly. What this means to you, is that you can’t just sit back and hope it will last forever, because it won’t. In all reality, you probably need to do a couple of things to keep it in good shape once a year. This is everything from cleaning the rain gutters, to painting the woodwork with the right kind of paint. Yes, some home owners forget to check what sort of paint they should be using, and as a result apply a coat of paint which is to thin, too thick, to cheap – or just plain wrong.
So why aren’t you maintaining to your roof in time, and in the right way? The problem about not maintaining your roof, or ignoring leaks and other kinds of damage on it, is that the longer you wait, the worse it gets. Or, in other words; the longer you wait – the more it’ll cost you to fix it. You may think all those cans of paint are expensive, but that is nothing compared to the cost of hiring a roofing service company to fix. I’m sure you can see the logic in that. So ask yourself: what is my roof worth to me?