Quarantine period is great, especially if you’re just finding the time to rest and rediscover yourself. With a few more weeks to go until it gets lifted, you can choose to learn many new things in the process. Roof maintenance is an excellent option, but it requires advanced equipment roofing London ON companies with in-depth experience use. On the other hand, roof inspections only need you and a ladder, garden hose, and smartphone for taking photos and notes.
Roof inspections are critical because you can prevent plenty of problems from becoming expensively and devastatingly worse. Fortunately, you just need a pair of eyes and note-taking skills to do it. However, it’s crucial to know the tell-tale signs your roof has suffered even the smallest of damages. In doing so, you can save more time on professional roofing London ON labor and achieve repairs immediately and for less, too.
Before you begin in any of the steps we’ll refer to you below, it’s essential to learn the following skills.
Climbing Up a Ladder
It might sound simple, but climbing a ladder can introduce altophobia — the fear of heights — in many people. If it’s your first time using ladders to climb to your property’s second story, then practice by climbing five rungs a day. Get up to a few more rungs if you feel more confident in the following days.
Balance Yourself On The Roof
When you finally climb up on the roof, take your take to balance yourself on its slope. It can be difficult during the first few times, but with practice, you’ll find it to be second-nature.
Now, here is CertainTeed‘s method when it comes to inspecting your roof for possible damages and other problems. Read more here:
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Inspecting your roof does not mean walking on the roof. Roof walking is dangerous and best left to the professional. So first things first, stay off the roof!
From the safety of the ground or through a window, perform a visual inspection of the roof with binoculars. Remember: A roof is designed to age over time. Even a one-year-old roof will look different than a roof that was just installed. But by inspecting your roof regularly, you can spot changes and potential problems.
Look for shingles that are missing or loose, or show signs of heavy wear or degradation (bald spots, granule loss, or severe curling), as these are considered weak points where water can penetrate and cause leaks. While it is normal for asphalt shingles to experience some curling, significant or abnormal curling are indicators that your shingles are reaching the end of their useful life.
GETTING A CLOSER LOOK
After a preliminary inspection from the ground a closer look may be necessary. Safely climb a ladder to get a closer look at your roof. But stay off the roof itself — not only is it dangerous to walk on the roof, you can potentially do more damage to the shingles.
After examining the roof from the outside, it’s time to check things from inside. Armed with a flashlight, inspect the attic and crawl spaces after heavy rains. Do you notice any signs of water damage? Are any of the rafters or decking wet? Has any of the insulation gotten wet? These are all indications that your roof may have a leak. (Continued)
Always remember: you’ll need professional London ON roofing services to address the issues you find on your roof. Don’t hesitate to contact Cub Roofing for all your possible roofing needs. We’re always here for you 24/7.