Preparation for the unknown is always the right thing to do for your roof.
No matter what the situation is, it sucks to pay for repairs for something that could have been avoided altogether. This is especially true for roofs, because those repairs can be time-consuming and costly. If you don’t know what to look out for, you won’t be able to foresee possible issues, and route yourselves away from them. That’s why we here at The Roofing Company have built a list of how to handle the most common of roofing issues.
The Ventilation – Insulation Ratio
It is critical to establish the right amount of insulation for your attic. Insulation is what controls the moisture and temperature levels within your attic, so the wrong amount could allow them to fall out of sync. When that happens, you run the risk of having your rafters and insulation damaged, your sheathing and shingles warping, in addition to the growth of mold, mildew, and raising energy bills. If you don’t know how much insulation is enough (or too much), call The Roofing Company and we’ll help you out.
They may just be looking for a home, but they can cause some real damage by taking refuge in your home. Listening for chirps, skittering footsteps can tell you if you’ve got some freeloaders up in the attic. It could be raccoons, insects, birds, mice, squirrels, or many other kinds of pests. The best defense is a good offense; so getting rid of them as quickly as you notice them is critical. How do you do that? Check your roof and attic regularly so you can catch them before they settle in.
It doesn’t matter what kind of roof you have, a leak is a real thorn in the side. There’s a lot of things that lead to leaks, like missing shingles, unbalanced insulation, flashing failures, blocked gutters, and more. Giving your roof a regular checkup is the way to go to ensure it stays in the best condition it can.
You’ve undoubtedly heard how important it is to keep your gutters clean. Forgetting to clean them can lead to a myriad of issues like roof leaks, mold and mildew, or even pests that forage through the clogs in your gutter. Luckily, you just have to head up there and clean them regularly – but make sure to do it safely and respect your roof!
Trees and Leaves
If you’ve got tall trees over your roof, the shade is nice, but the roof damage is real. Branches can rub against your roof, pulling shingles ways that they shouldn’t and lessening the layer. Also, if a heavier limb snaps and falls to your roof, the damage can be huge. Establish good tree trimming habits, if not removing trees that are too close to your home.
You see, there’s a lot of things to look out for when keeping your roof safe and maintained; but each and every one can be remedied with regular roof checks. The Roofing Company is happy to help with anything you need to do for your roof – no matter what it is. If you’re working through some of these issues, or just want to start your preventative measures, today is the best day to call. Reach us at (226) 450-0954 for the best in Brantford’s roofing.