If you have just bought a new house or completed a roofing replacement project, you need to make sure that your roof is in excellent condition and that it's well-maintained. The shelter helps protect occupants from outdoor elements, ensures your belongings are waterproofed, and retains cold and heat in the house in summer and winter. You don't need to be an expert in roofing to understand some the fundamentals of a roofing system. In fact, a basic understanding of what to do and what not to do when it comes to roofing aids in maximising its lifespan. Here are tips you should always keep in mind.
Inspect your roofing and guttering regularly
According to experts, a roof needs to be inspected during the fall and spring or after a storm. You want the roof to be leak free and last long all year round, and the only way you can accomplish this is by inspecting the roof to identify any issues. Look out for problems like debris on the roof, moss growth, corroded or rusty materials, shingle granules in downspouts, and cracked or missing roof shingles. If you find any of these issues, consider getting a further professional evaluation or repairing the roof.
Confirm if the roofing is properly insulated
Your roofing system plays a significant role in maintaining your home's energy efficiency. Most homeowners don't know much about this, and it the reason homes today rarely have roof insulation. When you insulate the attic space, air and other harmful objects will not find their way into your house. If air doesn't leak into or from the house, you'll not waste energy when heating or cooling your home. One ideal roof attic insulator you may consider is spray foam because it will seal your house against leaks and moisture.
Insure your roofing system
Natural occurrences like storms and heavy rains can easily destroy your roof, leading to an emergency roofing situation. Even if you are religious when it comes to roofing inspections, maintenance and repairs, you can never tell when a storm will strike or know how it may impact your roof. For instance, the roof may be blown off by strong winds, leaving your structure exposed. Since you can't prevent heavy rains and storms, consider getting a roof insurance policy so you can make claims after natural disasters strike. Be sure to find an insurance company that offers an excellent deal. Working with a roofing company is better because they will assist you when it's time to file a claim.Share
20 July 2019
Hey! Welcome to my blog. My name is Walter and I live in Alice Springs, Australia. Last year, I woke up in a state of shock. The roof of my home had collapsed. I walked out into what use to be my living room only to discover a complete disaster zone. There were bits of slate and wood everywhere. Thankfully, no one in my family was injured. I called in a local roofing company and I worked with them to replace the roof. I learnt a lot about roofing during that week so I decided to start a new blog.