What do you believe will keep you well covered and your home safe from the elements? Roofers, of course, recommend that you take advantage of the following roofing services. When you make it your goal to keep your roof well maintained, you will keep other home improvement expenses reduced and feel better overall about your home’s upkeep. The following services should be scheduled at least twice a year.
1. Roofing Inspections
Never try to inspect your own roof. Doing so can lead to an injury. You should not lean a ladder against your house and climb up it to take a look at your shingles, tiles, or slate roof. Instead, schedule an inspection with a roofing company. Roofers Toronto can easily climb up ladders and take a survey of your roof and even your chimney. If you try to do it yourself, you could fall and suddenly be responsible for medical expenses. Roofing inspections should be performed annually by a professional roofer who is certified, insured, and bonded.
2. Roofing Maintenance Plans
When you have your roof surveyed, you should establish a roofing maintenance plan to ensure its continued longevity and survival. Whether you are a homeowner or own a commercial business, this is imperative. Doing so can reduce your insurance costs and keep your roof from leaking. You may have to revise your plan after each inspection. Therefore, add this task to any inspection you schedule.
3. Energy Evaluations
Besides surveying your roof and establishing a plan of preventative maintenance, you should regularly schedule an energy analysis to ensure that it supports your preventative maintenance plan. When a survey is conducted, it details a roof’s current condition, its size and age, and the type of materials. The environmental factors should also be analyzed to ensure that the roof is energy efficient.
4. Regular Repairs
After an inspection is performed, leaks may be found or even a gutter or downspout may need repair. Anything that can impact the roof should be eliminated or assessed. For example, if a tree limb is hanging over a roof that could damage it, it should be removed. Maybe the roofer has found a leak in one or two spots. If so the problem should be addressed immediately. If the roof is 15 years old or older, it should be replaced. Otherwise, only minor replacements such as a few shingles may be needed to repair the roof.
5. Roof Installations
As already noted, a roof that is at least 15 years old is an old roof. Even if a roofer does not find anything currently wrong with the roof, it really should be replaced and updated. Any bad storm could be hazardous to your household. Usually, 15 years is the point where asphalt roofs reach total obsolescence. Therefore, this is a good time to have it upgraded if you have an asphalt roof. In fact, a new roof should be added any time that an older roof begins to leak. Maybe you have a slate roof that leaks when it rains. If so, a few minor repairs may not be enough. You may need to have a new roof installed instead. By having regular inspections, you can keep your roof leak-free and your foundation solid.