Your roof is the number one defense on keeping your home and family safe. Staying on top of your roofs maintenance will guarantee a longer life span for your roof. Your roof is exposed to all kinds of elements on a daily bases. That is why it is important to have a roof inspection preformed on a regular basis.
Homeowners that don't have their roof inspected for damage every couple of years may not realize their roof has damage until it is too late. Once you see a leak, the problem is usually much greater than you think. Water can seep into the attic and damage insulation, wood framing and structural steel even before you notice a leak in the inside of the house. This can all be prevented with regular roof inspections.
As a homeowner you can perform visual checks of your roof. If you notice any damage or leaks, call a roofing specialist to come out and inspect your roof.
Keep your roof clean. Over time debris can build up on your roof which holds water and cause your shingles to deteriorate. If you notice that any shingles on your roof are worn, damaged or missing, you must act fast.
As you inspect your roof, be on the look out for trees that are growing near your home. If branches are hanging closely to or directly above your roof, they need to be trimmed.
Inspect your roof for rust. If your roof was constructed using any metallic parts, you need to check regularly for corrosion or rust. If you notice rust developing, you need to use a wire brush to remove the rust, prime and finally paint the affected area of the metal.
Roofing problems can be prevented with regular inspections and routine maintenance. Regular maintenance is a good investment and can save you from expensive repairs down the road.
Contact Veritas Roofers for all your roofing needs. Always a free estimate and roof inspection. Veritas means TRUTH.