All roofs require periodic maintenance and inspection. The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends inspecting roofs twice each year. Once, after the hottest weather, and again after the coldest weather. Roofs should also be inspected after major weather events: heavy rains, winds, snow, or ice.
According to Facilities.net, roofs that are ignored until leaks develop last on average 13 to 14 years. The same type of roof has an average service life of 21 years when proactively inspected and maintained — an increase of 50%. In addition, planned repairs are less costly than emergency repairs. This would account for 25-50% savings on maintenance costs over the life of the roof.
Take care of your roof. Now is a good time to schedule a fall inspection.