Generally, you should try and make a habit of inspecting your roof in the autumn just before winter starts to set in. It is probably one of the most crucial times that we should be check for any signs of damage or issues before they progress and become worse. Here at Valent Roofing, we’re going to go over the lowdown when it comes to inspecting your roof and talk you though what you should look out for…
How Often to Inspect a Roof
The rule of thumb that many home owners and industrial roof owners tend to do is to inspect annually or bi-annually, depending on certain factors. For example, if there has been no extreme weather around your area, checking once a year should be suffice enough although this can differ from place to place.
What to Look Out For
It is sensible to assume that walking onto the roof, having a browse around then leaving will not be enough. When inspecting your roof, you need to know what specific things you are looking for. Here are a couple:
- Check for flashings, which are the metal pieces in a roof. If there is significant damage, flashings will appear. You should call in the professionals with these as they must be attended to immediately. An inadequate flashing will allow melted snow to gain access to the indoors, which is a problem nobody wants to have.
- Metal roofs like the ones we tend to provide here at Valent Roofing have a design life span of roughly 50 years- however this doesn’t mean that they cannot undergo wear and tear over the years. Check for pitting, rusting and corrosion as well as any open seams that may give way to a leak.
If you’re looking for the best of the best when it comes to industrial roofing repairs, get in contact with the team here at Valent Roofing! We’d be happy to help!