As a homeowner, you must have heard this statement a million times: foundation is the most important structure of the home.
Foundation is the basic structure of any house. Most homeowners (especially those looking to renovate) pour all time and effort on the structure’s base. While the foundation is important, do not forget about your roof.
You have probably glanced at it a few times whenever you park in the driveway. It seems alright from afar, but are you aware of what is going on up there?
No Such Thing as Forever
According to Barrier Roofing Ltd, a local roofing specialist, the roof is responsible for protecting the house from heat, rain and hail. Because it is made from sturdy materials, such as metal and copper, some homeowners believe roofs last forever.
Unfortunately, they do not.
Most roofing materials last a maximum of 20 years; in some cases, even less than that. Professionals recommend regular inspections every five to 10 years to ensure your roof is in good condition — proof that your roof might give up on you sooner than you think.
Waiting is Not Okay
For some homeowners, a spot of mould or a missing shingle does not call for panic. They also think their budget cannot carry the weight of an immediate roof repair. After all, they can fix the roof next time, they think.
But that might be their famous last words.
Even the smallest bald spot can result in costly damages. Apart from causing leaks, a bad roof can also affect your family’s health. Most bacteria and mould strains only need 24 to 48 hours to grow. Broken shingles also pave the way for worse water damages.
Accept the Change
Before things get out of hand, regularly inspect the roof. Professional inspection sheds light on potential damages, which could worsen. Roofing specialists can detect weak spots and offer professional advice. This saves you time and money in the long run.
The roof may look alright from afar, but that does not mean it is 100% in good condition.