Often the roof is the one thing we don’t really think about until we have to. After all, out of sight is out of mind. It is only when we know that the wind has blown a tile loose or that we see water coming in where it shouldn’t be that it prompts us to take action. However, like many things it is important to ensure that your North Somerset roof is subject to regular care and maintenance in order to protect your property.
Why does your North Somerset roof need inspecting?
While you may be able to see your roof from the exterior of your house and it may look fine, it is impossible to tell whether there is any damage to a particular aspect of the roof. There are many layers to a roof, not just the exterior tiles, which is why a visual self-inspection is not enough to determine if there is a potential problem. With so many coastal areas, we are subjected to a great deal of wind. This wind means that our roofs are prone to their fair share of potential damage. Much of the damage can go unnoticed unless we see a tile on the road after a particularly bad storm.
Flat roofs are harder to self-inspect
This is especially true with flat roofs. For pitched roofs, you can see if there is a loose tile or anything obvious. It is still difficult to see if there are any gaps where water can get in though. If things are left unattended, these seemingly small problems can lead to large problems inside the home. Of course, it may take a while for you to notice anything wrong as the first point of damage will be staining on the ceilings below. Who knows what is happening up there if you don’t check the space regularly?
How often should you have your roof inspected?
Generally, it is recommended that you have a roof inspected every 3 – 5 years. The frequency very much depends on the type of roof you have. In addition to this you can self-inspect your roof, if safe to do so, when the weather is milder during the spring and summer.
Don’t keep putting it off
If it has been a while since your North Somerset roof was inspected, then we would be happy to come and carry out an inspection. Don’t leave it until you have a problem as this can end up costing you much more in repair fees. At Thermal Roof, we can inspect all types of roofs and advise on any problems that need immediate attention or those that potentially could lead to a problem. Contact us today and arrange your roof inspection.
Ultimately a regular roof inspection will pay for itself and won’t lead to nasty surprises. Can you afford to go elsewhere?