Being proactive is defined as creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened.

When you read that definition, proactivity sounds like the obvious way to get things done. We would all rather control our destiny than to just have things happen to us. However, in our busy lives, our proactive plan can quickly turn into a reactive habit. More so for homeowners.

It is very easy to overlook the roof over your head when there are so many things underneath your roof vying for attention. This article will explain why taking small, proactive actions with your roof maintenance can save thousands of dollars and give you better peace of mind.

Not reacting to a roofing issue is the worst and most unsafe decision.

Reactive Maintenance

Being reactive in your roofing maintenance is waiting until a major problem arises before attempting to fix it. Being reactive is fairly common. So, you might ask, “Is it really that bad to be reactive to my roofing problems?” Not necessarily. Not reacting is the worst decision and the most unsafe.

But… you knew there was a “but” coming… being reactive to a problem typically costs significantly more money and can be much more unsafe for you and your family in the meantime.

Many roofing issues are under the surface. A hole in your shingle layer can allow moisture to seep into the structure of your roof, causing it to be weakened over time. This type of damage may not be visible to the untrained eye and could cause parts of your roof to collapse into the house.

Being reactive is common, but it is by no means the smartest way to maintain your roof.

Through regular inspections, your roofing technician can spot inexpensive repairs before they turn into massive ones.

Get Proactive About Your Roof

The topic of health is very popular now. We know the importance of getting regular health checkups to pinpoint any weaknesses in our overall health so that we can treat it before it gets too bad. The same mentality goes for your teeth, your car and, you guessed it, your roof.

Proactive roof maintenance keeps you on top of any minor issues that could lead to bigger ones. Through regular inspections and minor repairs, you can feel good about the health of your roof. While being proactive is great at keeping your roof healthy from wear and tear, unexpected events can throw a wrench into your plan.

We cannot avoid the unexpected. During hurricane season, it’s not uncommon to get hit with roof damage including blow offs, leaks or worse issues overnight. There is nothing we can do about that and it is important to contact us for immediate repairs.

Being proactive about your roof will also lengthen the lifespan of it.

Benefits of Proactive Roof Maintenance

  1. Think about the stress and frustration that goes into a sudden, major problem. Staying on top of the issues before they become major is one way to keep peace of mind and reduce your frustration.
  2. More importantly, proactive maintenance is much more cost effective. Through regular inspections, your roofing technician can spot inexpensive repairs before they turn into massive, expensive undertakings.
  3. Being proactive about your roof will also lengthen the lifespan of your roof . A typical roof should last between 20 and 30 years. A reactive approach could reduce that timeline, but a proactive approach with regular inspections will typically ensure that your roof is healthy for a long time.

Preserve Your Home

Stay on top of your roof issues with the Secured Roofing and Restoration maintenance package. We are Central Florida’s premier roofing company and we pride ourselves on being there for our customers when they need us.

Whether you are being reactive and need a major repair or proactive and want a roof inspection, we make sure that the process is as hassle free as possible. Contact Us for a free estimate.