Spring has sprung and summer’s not far behind. In an area like the Lower Mainland, it’s the perfect time of year to consider what might need doing on the home front, including taking total stock of the condition of your home’s roof.
The onset of good weather brings out the industrious spring cleaning and home improvement urge in all of us, and in Vancouver, that means a much-needed break from the drizzle and downpour of fall and winter for some good project opportunities. Here on the coast, it’s smart to take advantage of the dry days available to have a comprehensive roof check carried out by a trusted professional.
The sooner the better, so that if work needs to be done, your house won’t be last on a busy seasonal schedule.
The warning signs of a failing roof can be both obvious and subtle, and it takes a trained eye to make a proper assessment. Having a professional check of your roof could mean the difference between a spot repair and a complete overhaul.
Pros Know the Score between Roof Repair and Replacement
Residential roofs are not invincible and like pretty much everything in this climate, are constantly deteriorating. Rain and wind beat on shingles and flashing and the sun’s rays can cause roofing materials to crack and dry. Water creeps into underlying structures. These problems aren’t necessarily apparent at a cursory glance and problems can be compounded by neglect. An annual residential roofing check catches concerns before they escalate into major damage.
A solid reason for a good once-over is the cost associated with fixing damaged flashing, for example, versus a complete roof replacement. A full replacement of a roof may be unavoidable because of severe wear and tear or simply the end of its expected lifespan. Minor repairs can only do so much; eventually a new start is the best course of action.
Getting the Most Out of a Roof Replacement
There are a number of benefits that come from starting from scratch on the roof over your family’s heads. As a homeowner, you have the choice to utilize superior, up-to-date materials that provide greater resilience to the elements and are even more environmentally friendly.
An expertly done roof replacement brings the peace of mind that when fall rolls around again, your home will be better prepared than ever. Maybe it’s even time for a different look and a new colour!
As a renovator Doug did many rot repairs which gave him a good understanding of where and why buildings leak, and how to prevent it. He realized the need for a different approach to roofing; one that educated the customer enough to make good decisions. With better trained installers and a quality inspection process Absolute Roof Solutions was born.
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