There is little doubt that a roof is perhaps one of the most important and integral components of any structure. Whether it is a residential or commercial building, keeping a roof in the best condition possible is well worth the investment in time and money. The end result can be a roof that lasts for decades and that provides protection from water and weather that would otherwise not be possible.
A Fast-Track Trip To The Emergency Room
One simple strategy for maintaining optimum roof condition is to avoid walking on a roof. Walking or shuffling around on a roof can actually deliver a great amount of damage to this key component of any structure. Not only can walking on a roof produce a considerable amount of damage but it can also result in injury. In short, falling off a roof can easily result in a fast-track trip to the emergency room. A better approach to having a close-up look at a roof is to use a firmly braced ladder that incorporates rubber safety devices at the base.
Late Fall And Early Spring
Using this type of setup it is easy to scan an entire roof moving the ladder when necessary to get a better view. This can be done while avoiding the necessity of walking on a roof. In addition, wearing rubber-soled shoes can ensure a firm footing on a ladder. This is a great way to inspect a roof at regular intervals that should typically be done in the late fall and early spring. Scan the roof for loose shingles or tiles. Look for missing and cracked sections of the roof that may indicate a more serious problem. Curling, fraying and other damage can also be a clue that a roof may require professional maintenance.
Channeling Of Water
In addition, checking other items such as the flashing around vents, chimneys and skylights is essential. A professional contractor can help with other signs of wear including fascia boards that are showing signs of being defective. Gutters and downspouts should also be checked to ensure the proper channeling of water off of a roof. Following the simple roof care tips can go a long way in extending the useful life and overall utility of today’s modern roofing. Contact Eversil Roof Coating today to learn more about Tucson roofing that gets real and measurable results.