The regular maintenance done to the roof is good both for the appearance of the home, and for your wallet as well. When you take proper care of the roof by making sure that necessary repairs are done as soon as possible, it will save you money, and ignoring damages or repairs will cost you even more in the end.
SIGNS TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING IS WRONG
Damages to the roof can happen anytime so it pays to have your roof inspected by a qualified roof plumber, but you may also notice anything unusual yourself, especially during extreme weather conditions.
- On the exterior, the presence of water spots and discolouration indicates that something is wrong.
- Also check for build-up of water in the gutter – this will eventually lead to rust and leaks.
- The breaking or cracking of tiles or capping.
In some situations roof repair is the best choice, where the life of your roof can be extended without significant expense.
When it comes to the tiled roofs, signs that shows the roof needs to be repaired includes; missing/cracked tiles or in the ridge capping; these two issues can be taken care of by replacing the missing tiles and patching of cracks on the roof respectively.
For metal roofs, water sitting on the roof after rain is a sure sign that action needs to be taken or else repairs will be necessary soon. This is particularly evident around skylights.
Regular cleaning of gutters can also act as a ‘repair’, as the mere removal of the waste will prevent the pile up of water that might further damage the roof and gutters.
WHEN SHOULD REPLACEMENT BE DONE
A roof replacement is generally needed for every roof at some stage. When this time comes, there are certain factors one must look at well before you consider to replace your roof; including the age of the roof itself, the materials used, and the extent of damage. Just as you would consult a roofing specialist when it comes to repairing, you do the same for roof replacement.
For the replacement, you make sure you get quality roofing materials, and do not let price be the judge of your choice of a contractor. When you invest into using quality roofing materials and experts for the installation, you can be certain that your home is protected for a long time.
Whenever you notice that damage has occurred, whether it involves repair or replacement, take steps to fix the issue immediately. The longer you wait, the more you further expose the inside of your home to damage too.