4 Roofing Services Your Home Might Need
Your roof is one of the key components of your home or business. And while a roof sometimes springs a leak, it doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be replaced.
Roofing can also include skylights and sun tunnels, so if you’re having a problem with your roof, look for a company that can complete repairs or provide service to the other components as well.
A good roofing contractor can do the following repairs:
1. Winter service or repair.
Snow can build up on your roof depending on where you live. If you’re experiencing a severe winter with a lot of snow, you might want to consider having someone come out to clear the roof for you. The weight of the snow can cause collapse or it can overflow drains and downspouts if it melts too quickly. Ensuring your roof is clear of too much snow can be vital, especially on a flat roof system.
2. Eavestroughs, gutters and downspouts.
Having clean and clear eavestroughs, gutters and downspouts prevents water from finding another way of getting in. Blocked drains or gutters can cause water to back up and get into the attic or other areas of the home. Downspouts with poor connections or seals can send water into exterior walls or erode the ground around the foundation of your home. Look for a roofing company who can inspect and repair any problems and consider installing a leaf guard system on your eaves so the leaves don’t clog everything up in the autumn when they fall.
3. Skylights and sun tunnels.
Both sun tunnels and skylights allow a lot of natural light into your home where it may not otherwise get any. Having these professionally installed is critical to ensure the roof on your home remains “tight” and leak free. Skylights and sun tunnels must keep out any moisture and the installer should ensure there won’t be any heat loss through cracks or places not tightly sealed.
4. Drone inspections.
Having a roof inspection historically has meant sending someone up onto the roof to do a physical inspection. This is a risky and dangerous for the person, and it’s not great for the roof either. Walking on a roof constructed of asphalt shingles, means some of the granules are worn off, and tile roof shingles can crack from the person’s weight.
With new drone technology, a camera is flown over the house and takes video or pictures that you can view on your phone or computer. You’ll see firsthand what the condition of your roof is and can ask questions relating to any concerns you see. This method is not only safer than having someone walking on your roof, but it eliminates any question about the condition of the roof because you’ll see it for yourself.
When you’re trying to find a roofing company, don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions until you’re certain you understand exactly what is going on and what is needed. Check references and find out about any warranty or guarantees that the company offers.