The roof of our homes holds together the walls, foundation and other essential components of the structure. The safety of these components can be assured if the roof over it is protected and in perfect condition.
Roofs typically last a long time for homeowners, who often install them and then forget about them. They hardly comprehend that roofing requires proper upkeep and incurs significant costs if not inspected regularly. Due to the laborious nature of the inspection process, people also tend to avoid performing roof maintenance.
Homeowners always put off roofing inspections – mostly because of the cost that they would have to incur. However, it is essential to understand that professionals like WABO Roofing have a keen eye on the roof and its elements, and our team ensures that we locate any problems and have them fixed to keep your roof safe. Our maintenance services ensure that your roof stands strong against the elements and other natural problems.
Remember, neglecting a roof can cost you significantly more in the long run than hiring a roofing expert upfront.
Importance of Roof Maintenance
Here are a few reasons why roof maintenance is essential for all homes:
Adds Years to the Roof’s Life
Although roofs are designed to last a long time, regular maintenance will extend their lifespan. Maintaining clean gutters is one small action that can make a big difference. If you ignore the minor issues with your roof, it will eventually need to replace the entire structure.
You must have your roof inspected by WABO Roofing at least twice a year to guarantee the longest possible lifespan.
Identifies the Damages at an Early Stage
Early damage detection is essential to successful roof inspections. Repairing a damaged roof can be costly – spotting the first indication of a problem is important to avoid going over budget. Nothing is worse than receiving a huge roof repair bill that you could have easily avoid by conducting routine inspections.
Adds to the Value of Property
Which property would you prefer to purchase between, one with broken windows or one with a roof that has been neglected for months? Broken windows are not a problem as they can be repaired easily without spending much. But a neglected roof is likely to collapse or bear damages that will build a notorious bill.
The structural damage to your home—such as rotting beams and ceilings—can be caused by allowing the roof damage to persist for months or years. Such problems can progress over time to cause new problems like mould growth and pest infestation. You can be sure that all of these worries could lower the market value of your home. All you need to do is give your friendly roofing contractors – WABO Roofing a call, and we will ensure that your roof damages are taken care of in the most efficient way.
You can create the most comfortable living space by adding a first-rate ventilation and insulation system to a good roof. Low heating and cooling costs can be ensured by maintaining a constant temperature inside your home with the help of a sturdy roof. You can protect yourself from snow and rain and stop air leaks with good insulation, ventilation and roofing. This will help you maintain a comfy indoor temperature.
Health Problems in the Family Can be Prevented
A leaking roof is the ideal environment for the growth of mould and mildew. Mould has the potential to grow and spread undetected over time, posing health risks. Mould spores are typically easily disturbed, which makes them airborne and allows them to spread to other areas of your property. The health of your entire family may be at risk if there is mould contamination close to the HVAC/air conditioning system. Long-term exposure to mould spores can cause asthma, skin rashes, headaches and other respiratory conditions.
Any house with a spotless exterior has a roof with regular maintenance. You quickly lose interest in a missing shingle or a roof with faded or sun-damaged paint. Your first impression of your property may well be of its roof – you must take care of its aesthetics.
Do not put off inspecting your roof until the first indication of a visible leak or a water stain on your ceiling. The curb appeal and value of your home can easily be made or broken by the roof. A healthy roof has a longer lifespan, offers your family the best protection possible and ultimately costs less money. To ensure you get the most out of your roofing project, hiring a professional service like WABO Roofing is always a wise decision.
Essential Elements in Roof Inspection
WABO Roofing has a special team responsible for inspecting the roofing system. Some significant elements included in our inspection process are:
A thorough assessment of the roof’s exterior is required as the first step in a professional roof inspection. Obvious signs of damage, such as cracked, missing or curling shingles, are identified. The flashings, which are essential in preventing water intrusion around weak points like chimneys, vents and skylights, are also inspected.
Gutters and Drainage
Our inspectors will carefully check the drainage system, gutters and downspouts to make sure they are free of obstructions and operating effectively. This step is essential for protecting your roof from water damage and preserving its integrity.
Flashing is essential for preventing water infiltration at the roof’s vulnerable joints and seams. They are checked to ensure they are properly sealed. This step is crucial in keeping a roof free of leaks because damaged or deteriorated flashing can result in significant water damage.
Attic and Interior
An attic must be properly ventilated to avoid moisture build-up, as it can cause mould growth and the deterioration of the roof structure. We check for insulation, ventilation and signs of water leaks inside the property to ensure everything is perfect.
Roof Accessories and Penetrations
Vents, chimneys and skylights are examples of roof penetrations that call for special consideration during an inspection. If they are not properly sealed, these components could leak.
Debris on Roof
We also check for any debris on the roof and check for pests or animals that might have made their home.
Call WABO Roofing for all types of roofing maintenance!