How Important Is Your Roof?
Your roof is your first defense against what Mother Nature throws at you, and we all know that the weather on the west coast of Canada in Victoria BC can present some challenging weather for your roof. If keeps you safe from not only the rain and snow, but also from the heat of the sun. Having a good roofing system can lower your energy bill and ensure that you keep on budget with energy expenses.
How Often Should You Have Your Roof Inspected
The amount of time between inspections will vary greatly between what type of roof you have and what kind of environment that you live in. For instances, a metal roof will only need maintained about every 10 or more years especially in a place like Nanaimo British Columbia where metal roofs can last decades. You should not need to perform a inspection before this time.
An asphalt roof will need quite a bit more maintenance. You will need to check it at key times of the year, especially in areas that experience seasonal storms. Some of the times when an inspection might be a good idea are:
- It would be a good idea to check your roof before a storm and after the storm passes. This is because you want to detect any weak spots that may not hold up to the storm. You may want to cover these spots temporarily to ensure that you have no unexpected leaks that can cause mold in your attic space
- It is a great idea to do a inspection before winter brings snow and spring brings storms. Summer is usually a great time to perform any needed repairs so that you can get them completed without concern of a storm.
Finding a roofing contractor
You may feel the need to have a professional roofer walk to roof and do an evaluation. You can go online and find a list of the contractors in your area. They will be able to inform you of what your region needs from a roof so that any repairs can mean improvements that will lengthen the time between inspections. Having this peace of mind can ensure that you will not be hit with very unfriendly budget hit.
A buildings roof is one of the most important aspects of the entire structure. It is the first line of defense against the elements and the reason we chose to build all of our town homes and cottage style living quarters with a permanent metal roofing system. For more information visit http://disastersafety.org/ibhs-news-releases/protection-from-the-top-the-importance-of-commercial-roof-cover-maintenance-and-repair-3/