We work hard to buy our home and literally “Put a roof over our head” but for most that is where it starts and finishes. We buy a property and rarely give a thought to the maintenance of a number of areas around the house, instead only waiting for something to break down or stop working before our attention is called to it such as a roof repair or roof remediation.
Our roof is no different. It exists to keep the weather out and to assist with helping keep the walls in place, but what do we actually know about our roof? Like most things, your roof is made out of materials that will weather over time. This can lead to warping, cracking or for shingles to have worked there way loose and fallen to either the gutter to be caught or have fallen to the ground. Our guttering is also part of our roof system and plays a hugely important role in assisting with ongoing roof conditions.
Which begs the question, roof repair vs roof mediation and what is the difference? Semi simply put, roof repair tends to consist of madly dialing the first roofing company that we can find when something has gone wrong and our roof is either leaking or letting another type of inclement weather in. This is due to not having taken the time or forethought to run seasonal checks on the outside of your structure, including the complete roofline and guttering. When something goes wrong with our roof we need immediate assistance, and if not immediate, then as soon as we can possibly get it. This may even mean that either yourself or your local emergency services being called out in the middle of the storm to place a tarp or plastic sheet over the damage to keep rain, leaves, and animals such as possums out.
Roof remediation consists of a regular maintenance schedule being drawn up between your local roofing repair company and your self and that will include an initial major inspection of the outside of the roof line. Roofing repairers are very used to climbing a ladder and walking across as much of the surface of the roof as possible to get an up to date understanding of its condition.
Once the outside of the roof has been audited, then the roofer will need access to the ceiling cavity so that they can see what the underside of the roof is like repair wise. Do you have green moss growing on the underside which will cause future damage, or is your ceiling cavity home to wildlife that can also cause significant damage?
Once the initial and thorough audit has taken place and all manner of your roof has been documented the roofer will then talk to you about any immediate areas of concern that need to be rectified immediately. They will also talk to you about work that can be put of for a period of time but which is ultimately going to need attention and then finally an agreement about a regular ongoing audit. A great roof repair company to look at would be Precision Roof Repair – Top Roof Repair Company.
This audit is a timed and diarised event where the roofing company will come out and check on any changes to your roof since their initial audit. It is strongly recommended that this takes place in the fall following your summer and before the winter onslaught where, depending on the area that you reside in can include large rain squalls, heavy winds that can lift timbers or falling snow that builds up into drifts which can add inordinate amount of weight to the overall roof structure that will add stress and pressure to important joints and weakening other load-bearing areas.
By far when it comes to roof repair vs roof remediation, you should choose remediation every time and be on the front foot with making sure that your roof is always up to do the job that it was installed to do.