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Whether your Orlando roof is asphalt, tile, or metal, common myths about roofing maintenance can end up costing home and business owners more money than they think.

Myth #1  Today’s roofing materials are maintenance free

The fact, modern roofing materials are definitely are more durable and efficient, but they are not maintenance free.

Unfortunately, as much as 80% of roofs are prematurely replaced because a regular maintenance schedule was properly followed.

According to Roofing Contractor Magazine, a typical roof with only reactive maintenance has a lifespan of 13 years. While a roof with proactive maintenance last on average of 21 years. That is an 8 year difference.

Myth #2 The materials warranties will cover any problems with my roof.

The fact, less than 1% of roof failure are due to manufacturer material defects which is what the material warranties cover. Lack of maintenance, intense weather, and poor installation are responsible for most roof failures. Which aren’t covered under manufacturer limited material warranties.

Problems from neglecting routine maintenance, isn’t even covered under extended warranties. The reason for a roof inspection is to find any problems while they are still small and repair them before they become severe.

Myth #3 Roofs don’t need much maintenance.

The fact, while it is easy to get busy and forget, roof maintenance is required. That is if you want to stay in the perimeters of your warrantee, have a healthy roof that protects your home or business for a very long time, save money and a ton of frustration.

“Preventive maintenance performed by a trained, experienced roofing technician, using the appropriate materials for your climate and roofing system, and minimizing foot traffic on the roof will all help prevent many leak-related problems before they have a chance to fester,” according an article in Retail Restaurant Facility Business.

Schick Roofing customers can rest assured a licensed professional will monitor the removal and installation of every job. We also provide quality workmanship and material warranty to stand by our final roof product.

The professionals at Schick Roofing can help you make the best cost effective solution for your roof. We are proud to offer accurate and honest roof assessments at an affordable price.

Contact Schick Roofing today for more information

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