How often do you think about your roof?
Your roof on your home is one of those things that we neglect and shut off until it’s too late.
However inspecting your roof every few years is proven to save you money in the long run. What is better still with modern technology for example aerial surveys are done painlessly as you don’t need a scaffold. You can just book in an aerial survey and get a video and photos of your roof.
- Signs of water damage or leaking
- Dark spots
- Outside light showing through the roof
Checking from the outside
When you take a look at the outside you are looking for:
- missing shingles
- missing slates
- damaged flashing
- algae growth
- blistering and buckling
- pipe penetration
- chimney damage
What’s is your roof made of?
What to look for on these types of roofs”
- Cedar: These roofs usually last around 20 years look for moss growth and splits in the dry season.
- Tile: Tile roofs usually last up to 100 years look for cracks in the tiles but don’t walk on them as you will cause more damage to them.
- Concrete: A concrete roof should not need replacing
Roofs with wooden shakes should be assessed for woodlice and other wood eating creatures.
Check the simplest solutions first
If your roof has water damage don’t assume the worst sometimes they can just be repaired without having to need a whole new roof.
Full new roof
if you have decided to replace the whole roof with a new one take into consideration the local weather when choosing materials the roofing professionals you choose will have suggestions and options for you.
It makes sense to keep the same materials used and can usually be inexpensive.
Most importantly roofs art usually a good diy choice. This is because the quality of your roof really needs to be built well after all you don’t want to be back to square one.