Performing regular maintenance of your roof can help in expanding its lifespan. It’s important to make sure your roof is regularly inspected.
Inspections will assist in ensuring that any potential problems are fixed and that the roof is maintained in top condition.
If you are a homeowner, it is recommended that you inspect your roof at least twice a year.
During the inspection, it’s important you do an interior and exterior inspection.
Interior Roof Inspection
As with any DIY project, your safety and that of your families is the priority. Take care when inspecting the interior of your roof...
Look for possible hazards, such as electrical wires and watch where you're stepping or crawling; stick to solid beams and avoid putting weight on ceiling material as it may not hold your weight. Another very important safety factor when inside your roof space is heat; temperatures can be extreme inside roofs and heatstroke is a real threat.
Start by examining your roof from the inside. Check for any areas that might be sagging, signs of leaking or water damage, dark spots and trails and any holes in the roof.
Exterior Roof Inspection
Again, look for hazards, know your capabilities and use quality equipment.
Look for any missing or damaged shingles, algae growth, rotting, blistering or curling. Check whether there are any loose materials or any wearing close to pipes, gutters, or vents. Also, look for signs of mould or water damage.
Inspecting your roof can be a risky task, especially if you’re inexperienced. Use these handy hints for a safe roof inspection:
Only climb the roof when it is completely dry
Use a high-quality extension ladder and secure it to the house in two places at a minimum
If you’ve got extensive work to do, use a roofer’s ladder with a bracket that bridges the ridge to the roof
Use a strong safety harness belt secured by a lifeline attached to a strong, stable fixture such as the base of a chimney
Always work with another person
If you’re not 100% comfortable inspecting your own roof, then don’t! Falling off a roof can cause serious injury or death. Other DIY-ers have died.
Don’t take the risk. Talk to the professionals at Roo Roofing...
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Whether you need a full roof replacement or just to fix a small leak, we take on every job with the highest quality workmanship and professionalism to satisfy our customers. We are fully qualified roofers servicing Brisbane and surrounds.