Routine roofing maintenance is a must if you want to keep your roof in good condition. To keep track of your residential roofing system’s maintenance routine, we recommend keeping a roofing file. To make the most of a roofing file, it needs to be as detailed as possible.
Your roofing file should include:
Your Roof’s Basic Info
Important details such as your roof’s dimensions, the kind of roofing material installed and the brand used or the name of the manufacturer (to keep the performance of a roof replacement consistent) should be included in your roofing file.
Receipts Issued by Your Contractor
You should keep receipts issued by your contractor in your roofing file. You’ll need these receipts when you file a claim with your insurer, as the receipts serve as proof your roofing system has undergone regular maintenance. Remember: irregular or improper maintenance, or any negligence on the homeowner’s part for that matter, can void your insurance policy.
Previous Inspection Reports
Alternatively, you can use previous inspection reports as proof your roofing system was routinely and properly maintained. Your roofing contractor will also need these reports when they conduct inspections, as they contain important information about parts of the roof that have yet to be thoroughly inspected. Details such as these can help contractors figure out which parts of the roof most likely suffered damage.
Contractor’s Contact Information
Don’t forget to include the contact information of your roofing contractor. This will come in handy in case your roof needs emergency repairs.
Looking for professional roofers near your area? You should always vet a contractor before you hire them to make sure they’re qualified for the job. Here’s a vetting tip: The number of years a roofer has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
A1 Siding & Roofing, a family-run company with over 40 years of experience, offers professional residential and commercial roofing services. To get a free estimate, call us at (603) 627-7339 or fill out this form. Talk to us today! We serve homeowners in Manchester, NH, as well as the surrounding communities.