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Part 3 – Darth Vader’s Guide to Roof Care

Defending Your Personal Death Star

Emperor Palpatine did not have the knowledge or wisdom to avoid destruction – fortunately, you do. You already know what threatens your roof, all you need to do is prevent those things from happening in the first place. Here are a few tips on keeping your roof in perfect condition.

Information is ammunition

One of the most important factors in winning any battle is information. The more you know about your roof, the easier it is to figure out if there will be problems later on. There are many sources of information online. The NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) has a lot of useful information available. Being armed with information will make it easier to explain things to your professional roofer in case you need help from them, which in turn speeds up roof repair or installment. Which brings us to the next point…

Hire someone

You may be the most skilled DIY enthusiast on the block, but there will be times that you will be too busy to attend to your roof’s needs or you may still lack some knowledge and experience dealing with more technical roofing problems. Don’t ever hesitate to hire a pro; they’re good at their job, and you can also learn a thing or two from them. Of course, it’s important to make sure that the roofer you’re hiring is a licensed professional. Check your local directories for a list of certified roofers in your area.

Don’t be cheap

The first Death Star was destroyed because the Imperials thought the shield was “good enough”. This is the same thing as using cheap “good enough” materials for your roof. Remember that 90% of the time, dirt-cheap material will similarly offer nothing but dirt-cheap quality. Always choose materials based on their quality and not their price tag, and you shouldn’t have to worry about your roof needing to be replaced or repaired after only a few years.

Offense is the Best Defense

In any war, having a good plan of action well in advance will always increase your chances of winning. In the same manner, planning for roof repair or even roof replacement well in advance can keep you from having to deal with roof problems you’re bound to see over time.

Get to know your roof well, and prepare ahead for the time that you may need to install a new one. It helps to know how long your roof is rated for, so that you can plan for its replacement years in advance.

We hope this information will be useful to you so your roof doesn’t suffer the same fate as the Death Star. May the force be with you!