You could be lucky enough to own a roof that lasts 30 years or longer, nevertheless you should not be surprised if the roof all of sudden begins to leak. The moment that happens you're faced with a choice, since when a roofing challenge becomes apparent it pretty much always demands prompt attention.
This short article identifies what we do when examining someone's roof and it can also be a general guideline to follow even if you do not have a home in Coquitlam BC. If you invite a local roofing contractor over to give you a quote, keep those points in mind and then judge if he does the same things we do when looking at your roof.
When examining any roofing system, then it's essential make use of a collection of the best tools and knowledge to locate the problem area. When we visit your place we do an in-depth examination of the roofing tiling, skylights, gutters, vent stacks, flashings, home siding and windows to identify the precise spot of the roof leak. We're going to unearth the issue and restore it as fast as possible.
What You Can Do
There are plenty of things to take into consideration. Is it safe to patch up and manage for a bit, or pay the price and replace the roof? It may be less expensive in over time to spend some money on a new roof now rather than just opt for damage control. But before you pull that trigger here are a few tips.
Do it yourself Roof top Inspection
1. We are situated in Langley, where trees grow above many homes and it rains throughout autumn, winter and spring. Because of these circumstances, the build-up of leaves and tree droppings that promote moss and algae growth is normal. Once moss or algae are established on your shingles you basically need to repair the shingles because scraping it off will only cause extra damage.
2. Do an exterior plus an inside inspection
3. Take into account to identify loose or exposed nails. Heavy gusts of wind will loosen nails more and more, eventually letting so much shingle flex that shingles will tear away. Visual checks after a storm is extremely important.
4. Another sign the roof is due for work is trashy-looking roofing shingles or rough edges or missing granules. These signs represent a failure of the shingle material and integrity.
5. Damaged flashing, rust spots, dark patches or dirty areas and even buckling or sagging in the center of your roof are all signs that the roofing needs attention.
Indoor Conditions To Look For
The inside assessment is often more difficult, but it will better ready you for talking to a local roofing repair contractor. Seek out ceiling spots or obvious sagging between the rafters. Look for signs of moisture on your ceiling, or obvious sagging in between your rafters. We recommend you have us perform an in-depth evaluation of your homes roof once you complete your own inspection.
It's tricky for any amateur to pinpoint exactly where a leak originates, which means you want someone with the right equipment to do this for you. An expert inspection will give you a far more accurate evaluation of the damage than you could ever achieve just by yourself. A skilled roofer can advise you if a simple roof repair is enough or you will have to restore the roof entirely.
At Your Home Services We focus on commercial roofing, industrial roofing, emergency roofing repairs, residential roofing. We install dependable roofing products, every time, very quickly and at a competitive price
Your Home Services Group
408 East Kent Avenue South
Vancouver, BC V5X 2X7