Annual Roof Inspections Save Money

April 28, 2014 by  
Filed under House & Home

Annual Roof Inspections

 

The first point of protection for your house is the roof. It needs to withstand every type of weather condition all year round.

Roof problems can very quickly escalate causing a lot of damage to your property and belongings if your roof isn’t properly maintained.

Roofs are commonly made either of cement tiles or slate in the UK, although some properties may also have thatched or shingle tile coverings.

If you keep your eye on your roof for signs of damage then you can make repairs before the minor damage starts to create more problems.

Your roof has a tough life, protecting you from everything Mother Nature can throw at it, rain, snow, hail, sleet, freezing cold as well as searing hot sunshine.

These different weather conditions and circumstances put great stresses on your roof.

Your roof has to be able to expand and contract as the temperature changes and over time that movement can cause tiles to crack or slip.

Animals, birds and wildlife can also cause damage to ridge tiles, cement work, chimneys and roof spaces, which can cause tiles and slates to slip out of place.

Loose slates and tiles can easily go undetected until a gust of wind blows them off the roof, causing a dangerous hazard.

Something as simple as a missing or slipped tile can allow a strong wind to lift your roof into the street.

Roof repairs in Bedfordshire

Leaks can very often occur around chimney breasts where cement work or lead is used to create a seal between the roof and the brickwork. Over time, with expansion and contraction, this flashing can degrade causing problems.

Other roof problems usually involve either guttering or fascias. Wooden fascias can soon rot if exposed for too long to the elements, and that rot can quickly spread to the roof trusses causing an expensive problem.

Most homeowners never go near their roofs until they notice a problem. It is often the case that a little roof maintenance could save a large expense in the longer term.

Your home is an investment and keeping it in good condition is just good economic sense. A stitch in time frequently saves nine, and the same goes for your roof.

An annual roof inspection will give you the piece of mind to get through the worst winter months, safe in the knowledge that your roof is safe and secure.

Knowing that your roof is secure and watertight will give you piece of mind during the harshest of winter weather.

Construction Equipment

During the roofing process there is a lot of heavy lifting and roofing materials that need moving around the construction site. One of the most common construction machines is the backhoe loader. This is mostly due to the backhoe loaders remarkable versatility, with a from loader and extending arm for digging and lifting, they are frequently used for lifting roofing materials to the roofline.

 

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