If you are worried about any roofing issues, for the safety of your family, then you are not alone. Thousands of home-owners eventually run into roofing problems of some kind, as the years pass, from weathering, physical damage and even from water damage. Anyone of these, or a combination of a few, is something to be concerned about. Unfortunately, most homeowners are unfamiliar with the basics of roofing and aren’t sure how to keep their family out of harm’s way, and their roof in good shape.
General Roofing Safety Tips
Regular inspections: The principle rule for roof safety is regular inspections with the help of roofing experts. Weather conditions such as rain, wind and extreme heat from the sun will eventually put your roof at risk of causing cracks in shingles and tiles, and these need to be repaired immediately, less more serious damages to your roof develops. Something as simple as regular roof inspections can save you thousands of dollars by catching small problems before they develop into big repair costs.
Best time of the year: The best time to schedule a roof inspection is during the summer months, that way, if there is damage discovered and repairs needed then foul weather will not get in the way. Of course, roof inspections can be conducted any time of the year, especially when you suspect your roof is damaged in some way?
Roofing safety: Avoid walking on the roof, if you suspect your roof has been damaged, and you want to inspect it yourself, roofing experts advise against this, for a few good reasons. The main reason is for the safety of you or any family member that attempts to climb onto the roof. No matter what roofing material you have chosen, the roof can become damaged by walking on it. Safety is number one, and roofers know how to inspect roofs safely, and when required can mount your roof and not cause any more damage than might already exist.
Also, some old roofs have tiles or shingles that are slippery, and people have accidentally slipped and fallen off their roofs. This is something that can be avoided by hiring professional roofers to inspect and repair your roof, if needed.
For more information about roofing safety and roof inspections, feel free to call Johnson Roofing, we professional roofers who pride ourselves in offering high quality workmanship for both residential and commercial property.
Various factors figure into whether or not your roof will protect your house or commercial building in the proper manner. Along with all structural components being durable and in an ideal condition to prevent rain and debris from entering the structure, the roof must contain adequate roof ventilation to keep certain issues from occurring. When these issues do occur, though, you need to rely upon the expertise of a professional roofer to provide a solution.
Issues That Can Occur With Inadequate Ventilation in the Roof
1. A Rise in Relative Humidity
With inadequate ventilation, excess moisture cannot escape the structure through the roof. This causes mold, mildew or other fungus to grow along with the wood framework dampening from the moisture. When any of these occur, it can weaken the wood framework and decking of the roof.
2. Heat Retention During Hot Weather
Inadequate roof ventilation also causes heat retention in the attic of the structure in hot weather. As a result, your air conditioner will need to run longer and work harder to cool your house or commercial building sufficiently for your comfort. Consequently, your electric bill will increase each month. On top of this, as the heat builds up in the attic or upper area of the building so will the moisture which will cause all the issues in number one on this list.
3. Damage May Happen to All Roof Elements
With improper temperature and humidity regulation, all the roof elements may suffer damage not just the wood framework. This will lead to additional roof repairs or even replacement throughout the years, which can cost you funds that you may or may not have to spare.
How a Professional Roofer Solves Issues
To prevent all of the above issues from occurring, call in a roofing expert to ventilate your roof in the correct manner. He or she can install a number of different types of vent styles such as:
• Ridge vents install on the peak of gabled or other sloped roofs, and they allow humid and warm air to escape from the house’s attic.
• Turbo or turbine vents move more air out of the structure than ridge vents do with the help of the wind, but you can often find both types of vents on a roof.
• Power vents remove the highest amount of humid air from the attic or other upper regions of the structure since they run off your house’s power source or even on solar energy.
If you need to improve your roof ventilation, contact Johnson Roofing Ltd. to hire the expertise of a professional roofer. We will inspect your situation and provide you guidance on which vents are suitable for your roof. In addition, we will install the vents and guarantee their quality and that of our workmanship.