What You Should Know About Your Roof
Being a first-time homeowner can be fun, but there are also a lot of new responsibilities to be prepared for. Your home’s roof needs to be maintained well and regularly to ensure its longevity, and it is always good to have a professional roofer in your phonebook if anything happens and you require professional assistance.
It can be tough to learn all the ropes when buying a house for the first time, so we’ve made this little guide to provide you with some helpful tips about taking care of your home’s roof.
Set Up a Professional Inspection
It’s advised that you set up an inspection of your new home’s roof with a professional roofer because, even though a simple roof inspection was likely performed before you bought the house, this does not provide a thorough examination of the quality of your roof. It’s always better to inspect early because quick action is the key to preventing further complications.
For some helpful tips on choosing a roofing company, check out one of our previous blog posts: 5 Things You Need to Know When Looking for a Roofing Company.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Once you’ve found a suitable and reliable roofing company, it’s worthwhile to set up regular maintenance appointments with them to ensure that your roof is functioning well and free from issues. Preventative measures such as this can save you money in the long run, perhaps preventing a devastating leak or rodent infestation.
Ask Your Roofer for Tips
Your professional roofer should be able to provide you with helpful tips and tricks regarding your new home’s roof. These should include reference points for the identified ‘leak-prone’ areas and tips on regular maintenance that you can perform on your own roof to keep it in its best condition.
Discuss Long-Term Goals with Your Roofer
You’re likely to need a roof replacement at some point down the line, provided your home is a long-term investment. Talk with your roofer about your long-term goals for your roof while they’re on site performing an inspection. They can discuss with you the various options you have for roofing materials, styles, the potential costs and how you would need to budget for them.
Get a Warranty
It is very important to make sure you get a warranty when hiring a roofing company to work on your home. A warranty will protect you from liability should anything go awry or any damage occur while the roofers are on site.
Typically, the better quality roofing companies can provide you with a better warranty.
There is a wide range of blog posts on our website that can help you to navigate your way around roofing maintenance and any other queries you may have. If you have any other questions or would like to schedule a free inspection, please don’t hesitate to give us a call here at DeLaurier Roofing.