Residential Roof Maintenance
As the part of your home that has the most amount of direct contact with the outside, it stands to reason that your home’s roof may require more maintenance and inspection than other parts of your home. Whether it’s driving rain, heavy winds or lightning storms, the fact of the matter is that, over time, your roof can often experience a lot of damage and depreciation that if not maintained and repaired correctly can lead to serious structural problems for your home.
What Causes Damage to My Roof?
The simple fact of the matter is that over a roof’s lifespan, it will experience an amount of abuse that can result in its structural integrity being compromised. Some of the most common problems that an average roof is likely to encounter include:
- Exposure to sunlight, wind, rain and hail.
- Biological growth issues—this could include the expansion of tree and plant debris or blue-algae.
- Weak installation techniques that can cause serious problems down the line.
- Poor-standard maintenance or repairs which could affect the structural integrity of the roof.
- A change in the building’s use resulting in increased humidity or imbalanced ventilation.
A Well-Maintained Home is a Well-Protected Home
If you are a homeowner wishing to maintain the structural and esthetic integrity of your home, then a room that is inspected, maintained and repaired regularly is one of the first and most important steps in this respect. Not only that but a well-maintained roof is an investment that will stand the test of time and deliver immediate and long-lasting curb appeal for your family home.
Keeping Track of What We Do
AT J&J Northwoods Construction Inc., we take what we do very seriously, it is for this reason that we always keep a log of the work that we do. As professional roofing maintenance specialists, we are in the business of ensuring that our highest standards are maintained at all times. The benefit of a roofing log is that it allows us to make a note of any potential problems we encounter right away. This could include anything from a nail that is popped up or a rusted slate or piece of roofing material. If it isn’t a major issue then we will leave it for this inspection but make sure to check it during our next inspection and make the necessary changes from there. In addition, our skilled roofers will also make a log and keep note of any changes that we do make so as to ensure that you know exactly what work has been completed and when it was undertaken.