Fall Roof Preventative Maintenance
For most of us, the first day of fall, ushers in lower temperatures, changing leaves and the start of rain. But did you know this is the best time of year to be proactive and have your bi-annual roof inspection done? While today's roofing systems are durable and much more resilient than they were 10 years ago, neglecting fall roof preventative maintenance can lead to premature roof failure. For the best insurance against the high replacements costs associated with damaged roofing systems, the roofing industry recommends semiannual inspections and maintenance.
During the summer months, intense UV rays, torrential downpours and strong winds can wreak havoc on a roof. Even the strongest roofs can be damaged or become victims to the elements. By performing a fall audit of your roof's condition, you can identify existing roof issues and repair them prior to going into the winter months. This increases the life of your roof which can translate into big financial savings for you. Because small problems aren't always apparent to the untrained eye – it is best practices to have a knowledgeable roofing professional perform the fall survey.
Typical Fall Roof Preventative Maintenance and Inspections
- * A visual check of the interior ceiling and walls for water staining, followed by a careful rooftop examination of cap and base flashings, edge metal, roof adhesives and penetrations. You should be looking for loose flashing, missing fasteners, displaced or deformed metal, corrosion, seam integrity, secure terminations and signs of deteriorating sealants.
- * Penetrations should be carefully inspected to ensure that they will withstand rain, freezing rain, frost and ice formation without leaking. Any moisture affects a roof's insulation layer, rendering it ineffective and contributing to increased energy costs. Over the winter, moisture that enters a small leak can freeze and expand, increasing the size of the leak, leading to moisture entrapment and possibly damaging the roof structure beneath. Left unchecked, it can also contribute to mold growth, premature deterioration of the roof system and potential damage to your home or business contents.
- * During a standard inspection, a skilled roofing professional will examine the roof system and all roof components. This is the time to make simple repairs and perform necessary maintenance to get your home or business through the winter safely. In addition to repairing any problems discovered during the inspection, a good roofing professional will clear the roof of debris and make sure that the drainage system is free from clogs and that it is functioning correctly.
Preparation is the key.
There's still time to get your fall roof inspection completed. Don't wait until Jack Frost is nipping at your nose to think about making sure your roof is in good condition.
Give Landmark Roofing a call for a roofers Surrey or if you are in need of an emergency roof repair. The experts at Langley Roofing will assess your roof and give you the best options for your roof repair. Get a quote from our roofers now!