Replacement of old roofs on rental houses should be completed promptly after tenants discover a leak. Sometimes flaws can be repaired, but an old roof is likely to spring a leak elsewhere fairly soon. Most owners of rental houses are scrupulous about this. They have planned well ahead how to pay for this substantial home improvement. They know the average longevity of shingles and when residential roofing construction will probably become necessary.
If you have a home with an older roof, it's probably a matter of time until you need to have repairs done. Repairs might be as simple as replacing one shingle or as complicated as cutting out part of a rotted deck and rafters. Here's a look at what to expect when your roof develops a leak and you call a roofer to make repairs.
The Type Of Damage Is Determined
There are many services that you may need to hire a roofing contractor to address. However, if you have only recently moved into a house that you own, it could be difficult to be able to understand the numerous ways these professionals will help you to keep your home in good condition.
Cleaning The Surface Of The Roof
Cleaning the surface of the roof is a step that can significantly extend the lifespan of the roof by removing materials that could contribute to the roof starting to degrade in various ways.
A roof inspection should be considered a valuable preventative maintenance tool for your roof.
Reasons To Get an Inspection
There are three reasons to schedule a roof inspection — you are buying a home, there has been a recent major storm, or you suspect damage due to age. When it comes to the first reason, you need a full inspection if the roof on the home you are buying is anything but newly installed.
Most people are grateful to have a roof over their heads but hardly think about its condition. When was the last time you checked your roof for leaks? Don't wait until rainwater comes pouring in to know you need a residential roof replacement.
Paying attention to your roof allows you to address the damages before things get out of hand. Consider setting two recurring reminders so you don't forget to inspect the roof at least twice every year.