The roof is one of the most important parts of a home, even if it doesn’t get all that much attention. A roof is designed to keep the elements out, elements such as wind and rain. Most manufacturers and installers of roofing products have some sort of guarantee that the roof, if properly maintained, should remain entirely leak-free for its life span, usually somewhere around 20 years.
Roofing problems can turn into some of the most expensive home repair bills if overlooked, so it’s important keep sure that everything about your roof is as it should be. If you go up onto your roof and see things like curling or missing shingles, damaged flashing, or signs of excessive moisture or even rot, it may be time to consider having some maintenance done. If your roof is more than 15-20 years old, it might be worth having the whole thing redone.
Your roof protects the interior of your home from the elements, so if you see evidence that the elements are starting to find their way inside, evidence such as water damage or sagging spots in the attic, the sooner you can have it taken care of, the better. Ignoring these problems, or failing to notice them if they already exist, is leaving yourself open to the possibility of some pretty serious worst case scenarios.
Due to the specific climate conditions in and around Victoria BC, roof preservation is crucial to proper home maintenance. A severe wind or rain storm could be the straw that broke the camels back, causing damage to shingles or your homes moisture barrier. For more information on roof preservation, including professional services, check out our member offers below.