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Owning a home can be equally rewarding as it is daunting. There are measures you can take to control of many situations that tend to come with being a homeowner. There are also situations that you cannot plan for, and most likely do not see coming. Your roof can incur both situations, and when it does, will you be ready? Below we explain the difference between proactive vs. reactive and how you can best plan the maintenance for your roof.

What does it mean to be proactive?

Proactivity is defined as preparing for an expected occurrence, or simply stated, it is prevention. When it comes to your roof, scheduling a routine inspection by a professional roofer and completing any suggested repairs is considered preventative maintenance.

Having a “can-do” attitude when it comes to your roof can help you save a few dollars in the long run and it can add value to your home should you wish to sell. The most important part of being proactive is remembering to include your roof in your regular home inspections and repairs.

On the flip-side, there is reactive roofing maintenance.

By this, we mean unplanned work that is in response to damage to your roof or home. Often, reactive maintenance can cause unplanned interruption to your home or business and can impede on your life. Sometimes reactive maintenance is the only option you have though, for instance, natural disasters often increase the need for immediate, unplanned repairs. Our recommendation to plan for the unexpected is to have a roofer that you know and trust in the event that you need an emergency repair complete. 

Think About Your Car

To put this all into perspective, think of this in terms of your car. Yes, you can run your car and fill it with fuel and it will work just fine. But if you never changed the oil or have a mechanic look it over, most likely you would incur a larger cost at a later time. The risk of doing nothing is simply too high to ignore. 

As a homeowner, it is important to perform routine maintenance and preventive care on your roof. Ultimately, proactive upkeep can save you money, headache, and interruption to your life. Also, planning for the unexpected can help you should a natural disaster cause damage to your home. If you are in need of roofing repair, Craven Construction is here for you. Check out our roofing repair services and schedule a free estimate today.

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About Craven Construction

Craven Construction is dedicated to providing our customers with honest and reliable roofing services. With over 16 years of residential and commercial experience, we are here to serve you and all of your roofing needs.

Our team of experienced roofers is licensed and knowledgeable in working with all types of roofing. We offer high quality roofing services and are capable of getting your project completed in a timely, efficient manner.