Why It’s Important to
Keep Your Condo’s Roof Updated

Whether you are a homeowners’ association, property manager, or individual owner of a condominium, keeping the roof updated is an important part of regular maintenance.

Keep your condo's roof updated!

As with any other type of exterior, the roof on any home – especially a series of homes together – must be kept up in order to extend its useful lifespan and keep expensive repairs at bay. From prevention of safety hazards to avoiding costly damage from water leaks, there are many reasons why you shouldn’t neglect your condo’s roof. 

side of house with window.

Here are some big reasons why you need to keep up with your condo roof maintenance while maximizing your investment.

Common condo roof issues

First, let’s identify the most common roof issues plaguing condos in this area. Those include:

  •     Leaks
  •     Pooling water/standing water
  •     Wear and tear due to weather
  •     Damaged flashing
  •     Poor ventilation
  •     Damaged or missing shingles
  •     Punctures
  •     Corrosion
  •     Pest problems

The good news is, these issues can be prevented with routine condo roof maintenance and a proactive approach in partnership with your GAF Master Elite roofer in Lexington.

Top reasons to maintain your condo roof

 Typically, the responsibility of replacing and maintaining a condo roof falls on the shoulders of the condo association or homeowners’ association. Here are some of the top reasons why this is important for you to stay on top of:

Regular condo roof maintenance…

Extends the roof’s lifespan:

Regular maintenance prolongs the life of your condo’s roof. It resolves small issues before they worsen and translate to more costly damage. This will save your HOA money over the long term by putting off the need for a full roof replacement. As you can imagine, full roof replacements are not cheap, particularly if you have dozens of units to care for.

Prevents costly damage:

Routine maintenance helps to identify and resolve potential problems before they escalate, such as mold, leaks, and structural damage.

Maintains property value:

A well-maintained roofing system will boost the overall value and appearance of your property, which helps to attract potential buyers while ensuring the continued satisfaction of current residents.

Ensures warranty compliance:

Roofing material warranties typically stipulate that regular maintenance must be performed in order for the warranty to remain valid. Putting a seasonal maintenance plan in place helps you comply with these requirements. It also ensures your warranty stays in effect should you need to put in a claim.

Addresses storm damage quickly:

Regular inspections, especially after a severe storm, can ensure small matters, such as dents from hail storms, can be detected and treated properly. Often times, these issues are not visible from the ground with the naked eye, and require professional attention to address them.

Prevents community problems:

As you know, condos are often attached or otherwise in very close proximity to one another. A problem on one roof can easily spread to the roof of another, especially when it comes to leaks or pest invasions. Mold can easily result from leaks, which can affect the health of all residents in the area. Nipping these issues in the bud early on will prevent one unit’s problem from impacting others like a domino effect.

Why you need to hire a qualified condo roofer

Reputable roofers are critical in the quest for regular maintenance and a healthy roof. Choosing the right one for your needs is an important factor, as condos face certain challenges that stand-alone homes do not.

Roofers with experience repairing, maintaining, and replacing roofs for condominiums have spent years developing relationships with condo and homeowners’ associations in the community. They know exactly what types of materials are needed, what the process is, and how to install them in a timely manner to minimize disruption to neighbors.

Most importantly, they understand the pitfalls that often arise with tight condo spaces. For instance, condo properties often have small driveways that make it more challenging to navigate trucks and materials. In addition, the units are often located close to the street or other units. This also takes away from the space with which roofers can unload materials.

Condo roofing contractors, such as those at Golden Group, are also adept at coordinating other projects at the same time, incorporating solar roofing and skylights within the same project to keep costs and time commitment down.

Properly vetting your roofing contractor for condo experience is important to ensure the most efficient, knowledgeable, and long-lasting job possible.

 Get a FREE estimate on roof maintenance or replacement for your condo today 

Whether you are a homeowners’ association, property manager, or individual owner of a condominium, we welcome you to schedule your free appointment online or call us at 508-873-1884.