Your roofing contractor will suggest the appropriate interval for roof maintenance based on your property, geographic location, roofing system, roofing system age and other factors. At a minimum, you’ll want to have it inspected and maintained twice a year and after major storms. The older your roofing system, the more you need to have it inspected.
Think of roof maintenance in the same way you think of car maintenance. If you change the oil regularly, use the recommended type of gas, perform scheduled tune-ups, and fix faulty components as needed, you can drive that car for a long time and get good resale value, too. Well-maintained roofs typically last 25% longer than roofs that aren’t maintained. That translates into as many as eight extra years, which is a very good investment. Listening to what your roof is telling you pays off!