Preventative Maintenance For Your Roof

Posted by dave on June 30, 2011 at 7:30 AM

Roof maintenance is an essential part of building upkeep. There are many roofing companies that offer such programs, and it is a good idea to shop around to find one who does before putting on that new roof.

There are many elements that could cause a problem with your roof. Storms, floods, and other disasters can cause extreme damage, and most of the time, will mean necessary repairs.

Other situations can also cause damage to your roof, such as improper construction, or inadequate care. There are, however, preventative measures you can take to ensure minimal damage to your roof.

A roof is one of the most expensive upkeeps on a building, so it is important to get the longest life possible out of this investment. Because of this, many roofing companies offer a roof maintenance program, which is made available to them should they choose to accept it.

This scope of work can include the items listed below.

Many companies offer inspection of chimney flashing, roof valleys, pipe vent roof jacks, roof to wall flashing, attic dormer vents, and roof drains. These are all essential to the protection of your home or building, and care should be taken to ensure they are up to standard.

Another inspection would be for to inspect roof covering for slipped, missing, or broken tiles. If neglected, any of these problems can lead to leaks, and the repair cost will be higher than it would have been had they been inspected.

Also inspected are flat built-up roof systems for blisters, clogged interior drains, and flat, spongy areas of roof deck.

The eaves should also be checked for water stains, and exterior walls should be inspected in case discoloration occurs. While this refers mainly to pebbledashed walls, it is advised other types of wall materials be checked as well.

There are many other areas of inspection that will likely take place with such a maintenance program, and this is definitely worth consideration. The inspections will take place on a regular basis, and are very important to a long roof life.

For free estimates and advice call the best roofers in blackpool 07837980512 or 01253692110 or email [email protected]

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