Maintaining your home’s roof will extend its usable life as well as prevent damage from occurring due to leaks and other problems. A professional roofer can inspect your roof, make recommendations for what needs to be addressed, then perform the work as needed. So, what should be included in your roof’s maintenance program?
Inspecting Your Roof
It all begins with a thorough inspection by a roofing professional. You might think it’s something you can do yourself. The problem with a DIY inspection is you may not recognize issues which would be instantly spotted by a roofer with experience and training. It’s best left to the professionals.
The roofer will go up and look at the entire system from the ridge to the gutters. He may want to look at the underside of the roof from the attic. Discovered problems will be noted while making the inspection.
You will receive a report outlining any problems found along with recommended repairs. If the roof is in poor condition, he may recommend a full replacement.
Getting the Roof Back Into Shape
Making necessary repairs can take on many forms. Here is a partial list of what your roof repair needs might be.
- Replacing damaged or missing shingles
- Checking and repairing vents and jacks
- Checking and repairing around chimneys
- Checking and repairing skylights
- Checking and repairing ridge vents
Postponing minor repair issues can lead to major problems down the road. A minor leak now may only be causing a drip into the attic. That minor leak will grow, causing water damage to spread. Within a short amount of time, you could have extensive damage on the roof deck, in the attic space, and even in the living space below. That’s why routine maintenance and repair is so important.
Completing the Home Maintenance Cycle
The roofer may also make recommendations for other work to be done. For example, a roofer may recommend repairing or replacing the home’s gutters if they are in poor condition. Trees may need trimming to prevent damage from falling branches. This is work the roofer may not do, but it’s work which should be done to protect the roof from damage.
If your roof needs routine repair or a maintenance schedule, contact Go Roof Tune Up today.