If you’ve ever had roof repairs, you’ll know they aren’t cheap. That’s why it pays to look after it. The average roof should last decades if it’s well-maintained. Here’s why you should inspect your roof and how often you need to do it.
Regular roof inspections help you identify issues before they become a more serious problem. They can also help keep your roof in good condition and prolong its life.
You should inspect your roof at least once per year, but ideally every season. Different seasonal weather conditions can cause issues with your roof. Heavy summer downpours can damage the flashing which can cause water damage in your home. In the autumn, fallen leaves and other debris can clog your gutters. Strong winds can dislodge roof tiles. Before you know it, you have a serious leak that’s expensive to remedy.
Prevention is better than cure when it comes to looking after your roof. As well as making time to inspect your roof regularly, you should carry out basic maintenance.
When you inspect your roof or maintain it, do it safely. That means investing in the right ladder for the job. A roof ladder or extension ladder will protect you and your roof while you work safely at height.
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