You might think that it’s okay to skip a couple of routine roof maintenance checks, but doing so will only cost you more down the road. It may even void your roofing warranty as well as your homeowners’ insurance! If that happens, you’ll find it even more difficult to face your roofing problems as you’ll be forced to shoulder the whole expenses yourself.
If you want to keep your roof in good condition, make sure to schedule a proper roof inspection regularly. Only a professional can deal with common roofing concerns, including:
If you don’t replace gutters that are damaged or leaking, then it can also affect the rest of your roofing system. The water runoff that’s meant to be directed away from the roof will instead find its way into your home and cause deterioration over time. To avoid having problems with your gutters, be sure to have it checked along with the rest of your roof by an experienced professional contractor.
Water leaks coming from damaged and exposed areas of your roof should be repaired as soon as possible as this can affect other parts of your roofing system. Water leaks cause mold and rot on the wooden parts of your inner roof structure, which won’t be immediately visible unless you notice your roof sagging or watermarks on your walls and ceiling. You can also check the attic yourself for any sign of water damage, but you’ll need a professional to make the necessary roof repairs.
Proper ventilation means your home’s interiors get sufficient air circulation. A typical ventilation system has its intake and exhaust vents placed at strategic points of a roofing system. If there aren’t enough intake/exhaust vents installed, it can lead to heat and moisture buildup. This can damage the rafters, sheathing, insulation and other parts of your roofing system. This can also lead to mold and mildew problems, an increase in your utility bills and even a costly replacement!
There should be enough intake vents placed at the base of the roof, such as the soffits or eaves, to allow cool air to flow through them. An adequate number of ridge vents should also be placed at the roof ridge for warm air to rise and dissipate. Have it inspected by your trusted roofing contractor to know if your roof has sufficient ventilation!