Home Ownership comes with a variety of responsibilities in the maintenance and repair department and roofing reconstruction is the most critical of all. The roof is one of the most vital elements of a structure and deserves extra attention. The roof not only protects the structure but the living environment, as well as the comfort of the occupants.
Keep in mind, roofing reconstruction should always be left to the professionals. Reconstruction tasks that are not completed correctly and thoroughly will only cause more damage to the roof, as well as other parts of the structure. Roofing damage can result from weather-related events such as high winds, driving rain, ice and snow and normal exposure to the sun.
Checking for problems will save the building owner time and money when it comes to the actual reconstruction work. Finding compromised roof components and taking the appropriate action will minimize damage to the roof, as well as the rest of the structure.
A proactive step in keeping a roof in good repair is to conduct a visual roof inspection several times a year and after major weather events. Such an inspection can be performed from the ground so there is no danger of falling off a ladder or if the roof is flat or just has a slight pitch, from the roof itself. An inspection will reveal loose or missing shingles, cracked or broken shingles and nails that appear to be missing or loose. The wind will also get up under loose roof material and further loosen the roofing material and damage the roof. These deficiencies in the roof material can lead to water seeping into the home and if left without attention will lead to wood rot and the destruction of the structural integrity of the structure. If an inspection reveals deficiencies it is time to call in a roofing reconstruction professional.
A reputable roofer will utilize the proper safety gear when performing roofing reconstruction work. The safety gear includes using ladders in good working condition, scaffolding and safety harnesses, as well as personal protection gear, such as hard hats, gloves, and eye protection. A reputable roofing company will also train their employees in the use of all equipment according to industry standard safety regulations and procedures.
When it comes to reconstructing a roof, an experienced roof reconstruction technician will know the right materials to install as well as the proper installation techniques and methods to use. Using incorrect shingles or nails, as well as roofing techniques could do more damage than it corrects. This leads to additional costs for future roof reconstruction and structure repair. A professional roofer will have up to date knowledge about roof repair as materials and techniques improve.
For more information about roof reconstruction and how to best protect your most valuable investment, please contact us.