Inspecting a roof may be a time-taking and hectic task. You may not even remember when your roof was last inspected. You might be so busy that you have avoided the maintenance of your roof and don’t find it necessary to inspect it every time or may have forgotten to detect the problems in the roofing structure. Due to the changing weather in Melbourne, It becomes necessary for the property owner to inspect it at least twice in a year. When you feel a leakage or any hole, you can inspect it thoroughly or ask the experts to visit your home and let you know the maintenance work your roof requires.
How to inspect a roof
Before calling a professional, by following these simple steps, you yourself can inspect your roof and notice the problematic areas in the roofing structure. It is quick, simple and cost saving as well.
Step 1.You can walk around the exterior area of your home and check from the ground any signs of sagging, aging or damage. With a closer inspection, you can take a note of areas that need to be repaired. By doing this, you can identify the areas that need attention.
Step 2. You can identify the areas having algae and moss as it can cause water damage and leakages that can increase your maintenance charges.
Step 3. Due to poor ventilation and moisture in roof decking, Curled and buckled shingles can cause a great damage to the roof.
Step 4. Also look for the aged, missing and damaged shingles which can be a major cause of roof damage. In case of any missing shingle, you may witness weather damage.
Step 5. You may notice a lot of dirt and sediment on your roof. Also, the gutter may be full of leaves or clogged. This is also a sign of larger issues in future.
Step 6. Take a ladder and check for counter flashing. If the waterproof metal strip is damaged or cracked, this is the right time to get it repaired.
Step 7. Also, check for the broken tiles or valley. If they are missing and completely damaged, get them repaired immediately before the roof becomes weak.
Step 8. While inspecting, you may find a faded and dull roof, which will definitely not go well with your house looks. Hire roof restoration experts in that case.
Step 9. You can either use a binocular to check the unseen holes, cracks and leakages.
What should be the next step in completing the inspection?
If you have completed the inspection, its time to do reality check. If you have found multiple leakages, cracked tiles and problem area, the best idea is to call an expert or any roofing specialist to share your concern with him and ask about the procedure of roof maintenance. They can either suggest you roof restoration or repair after inspecting it completely. It would be a nice decision to fix the minor problems before they become disastrous. For a stress-free roofing maintenance, Contact Melbourne Quality Roofing.