Preventive roof repair is something that’s usually not on your mind, but it’s actually one of the smartest things you can do in terms of keeping your roof healthy and in good condition. Specifically, preventive roof maintenance is key to keeping your home as energy-efficient as possible.
In this post, we discuss how exactly preventive roof maintenance keeps your home energy-efficient.
You Prevent Wet Insulation
This phenomenon occurs when your roof has a leak. As its name suggests, it dampens insulation foam installed in the attic, which would cause it to clump together and lose its properties. On top of damaging the wooden parts of your roof in the long run, wet insulation causes energy loss and, in turn, will force you to compensate for that loss by adjusting your heating or air conditioning.
Doing preventive roof maintenance allows you to patch up leaks when they are still small and easier to handle. Not only do you prevent wet insulation; you prevent damage to the wooden parts of your roof and attic space.
Better Air Quality
Preventive roof maintenance also stabilizes the air quality in your home, which means better comfort levels all year round. More importantly, keeping your roof in good condition means you prevent mold and mildew from developing.
You Keep Your Roof Reflective
Finally, doing regular roof maintenance keeps your roof as reflective as possible. All roofs have some level of reflectance, but that deteriorates over time when it accumulates dirt, debris or damage to the surface of the shingles.