Protect Your Assets: What Your Roof And Car Have In Common
10 Jun 2014
It goes without saying that we, as human beings, need shelter as a basic necessity. Unlike other animals, we need a roof over our heads at the end of the day. The roof, by design, shields us from harsh environmental conditions like the rainy weather, scorching sun’s radiations, strong winds or droughts, and heavy sand storms, besides offering us an assurance of privacy within our homes just to mention a few of the so many significances of our homes’ roofs. Similarly, despite just satisfying our needs, our cars are indispensable assets. We need our cars to commute from our homes to our workplaces. Our cars shield us also from the harsh weather as we travel to our destination. We feel secure in our privacy behind the tinted or shaded windows and weatherproof roof of our cars. Your roof, just like your car, is an important factor in your daily life and both have a large impact in your life, hence we justify the significant investment of money and time necessary for both.
Regardless of the type of roofing on your home, it is important to provide it special attention by arranging for an inspection to determine maintenance needed, if any, just as you would do with your car every 3000 miles. It is in this way you make both more durable, and functioning as good as new. It is worth appreciating that money spent on maintenance in both cases substantially delays the need to buy or install in place a new one altogether. The design technology used to build both your car and roof will ensure both last for many years but this should not be a substitute for the need for their ongoing maintenance from time to time. Remember, if you keep it up it won’t let you down at the worst possible time.
The professional you choose to look after your car and your roof should be selected on the basis of their knowledge and reputation. Your roofing partner should be a company whose services are motivated by a high level of professionalism and always insist on the best from your roofing designers and roofing materials fabricators, since the higher the quality of the material the longer it is likely to last.
An Ending Note:
Two of the largest expenses that an individual will incur during his lifetime are the purchase of an automobile and a house. Most agree that in order to insure the longevity of a car the owner needs to be vigilant in the maintenance and repair. The same applies to a home. Most homeowners are generally aware of issues that need to be addressed at eye level. The one area that is most often overlooked is the roof. While it is true that a roof inspection usually accompanies the purchase of a home, many homeowners don’t realize that the roof needs to be inspected and maintained on an ongoing basis. Unfortunately, ‘out of sight out of mind’ is the norm. With that being said, some home maintenance issues can be addressed by the owner but roof related matters are best left to the professional contractor. Be an informed consumer but know your limitations. Improperly performed DIY repairs can often lead to higher costs when subsequently fixed by a professional.