There are many types of materials and styles of roofing available, but it is steel roofing that is the preferred choice in New Zealand. It’s an investment that needs to be maintained more than any other part of one’s home, or else it can become damaged and even collapse in a disaster. In extreme cases of neglect, any roof can deteriorate and collapse.
That is why proper monitoring of any warning signs can effectively prevent a severe disaster, although, any damage to a roof, no matter how seemingly small it may be, can hide a larger problem that is unseen to the untrained eye. However, property owners can learn how to spot such warning signs and have these rectified as soon as they are discovered during a residential roof inspection.
Avoid Residential Roofing Disaster by Looking for Warning Signs
It is always advised to have a steel roof inspected for signs of damage or deterioration, so that the roof can be repaired as soon as possible. Otherwise, if repairs are delayed, or damage goes unnoticed for too long, any damage caused by rain water entering the home can become a real financial disaster. Do you need a roof inspection? Many home owners are unsure if they do, or not.
To be safe, a personal inspection of your home can reveal very important warning signs that would motivate any property owner to contact a professional roofer, no matter what type of roof is on a house. Whether you have a steel roof, wood shingles, asphalt, ceramic or cement roof tiles, the warning signs are basically all the same.
1. Leaking in the Attic
After a big storm with heavy rain and wind, gain access to the attic area and check for any signs of leaking, moisture, or mould. A presence of any one of these is definitely a warning sign to worry about, as any moisture can rot walls, beams, and any part of the inside of a home it comes into contact with.
2. Peeling Interior or Exterior Paint
Take a close look at the walls in and around your home for any blistering or peeling paint, even if you may have missed any tell-tell signs in the attic, you may still discover evidence of leak on walls near the ceiling.
3. Loose Steel Roofing Sheets
If you hear any movement of metal roofing sheets, then that could be an accident about to happen when big winds and rain come. There are many reasons why metal roof sheets can come loose, but repairs should be made as soon as possible, or the problem will just get worse.
If you would like to know the health of your roof, then you are not alone. Schedule a no-obligation roof inspection today, with Johnson Roofing, and make sure that you avoid any disaster from happening to your roof.
Isn’t the roof the most important part of your house? It protects you and your family day in and day out, which is why the roof needs extra attention, especially when there is a problem. Delaying on making needed roof repairs can cost property owners more as time passes, which is why roof inspections are considered so important and are recommended once a year.
Whether it is small roof repairs and necessary maintenance work that is needed to be done on steel roofing, or the reroofing of a whole house is required, it just makes sense to make sure that you get what you pay for. So, when the time comes to spend money on a roofing contractor, and you want to make sure the contractor does everything ‘right’, you can with this handy guide.
1. Read the company’s reviews
While choosing a roof contractor, you should definitely compare the company’s customer reviews, price quotes, the materials they use and so forth, with other contractors. However, the most important feature is the company’s customer satisfaction ratio, look into what people have to say about certain aspects of the contractor.
Does the company have repeat customers? Do they win projects solely on their quoted price, or is it their quality of work that have people coming back for more? Knowing this should give you confidence that the money you are about to spend on your roof is money well spent.
2. Install new or reroof
If you are in the market for new roofing, is it better to get rid of the old one, or do you only need to only replace/reroof a section of it? A ‘good’ roofing contractor will help you make that decision, to help you save money where possible.
3. Invest in the material
When spending money on your roof, make sure to buy high-grade steel sheets, whenever possible. After all, it is the quality of the roofing material that will ultimately protect your home for the years to come. Ask the roofing contractor about the different roofing materials that they use, and then listen to their recommendations and ask question about points that interest you.
4. Look at the paperwork
It doesn’t matter if it is a two-day job or a project that will take over a month, make sure to read the work contract and inquire about anything you do not understand. Roofing jobs involve a lot of liability and money, and deserve your critiquing of the contract, as you wouldn’t want anything to go wrong, without a warranty to back up the work.