A flat roof that doesn’t get inspected in time can present many risks to the homeowner. Cracks and small leaks will appear and they can seriously damage the interior of your home, even its foundation. Roofing experts keenly recommend regular flat roof inspections, at least every two years, considering they can identify and repair the problems in your roof before they become major issues. Even though you will be charged for the inspection and the repairs now, this will help you save the money you would otherwise spent on repairs later.
A thorough roof inspection can reveal potential or existing areas of concern before it’s too late to do anything about them, besides replacing the entire roof. For example, an undetected leak can further damage the rest of the house by promoting a suitable environment for the growth of mold and mildew. In such cases, prevention will always be more cost effective than treating the problem when it appears.
Also, there is another way through which a flat roof inspection can help you save money, assuming it’s done by an expert. A small crack in your roof can cause your air conditioning or heating device to work harder than they should, because it freely allows warm or cold air to enter and exit your home. That means your electricity bill is going to cost you more than it has to. This type of issues can only be discovered and resolved by an experienced contractor, someone who has dealt with them before, so make sure you know who to call.
Constant inspections are going to extend the life span of your roof. According to experts, a flat roof that is not properly maintained is going to last only half as long as one that is checked regularly. In this scenario, a roof warranty won’t do you any good because it explicitly requires periodic maintenance to be valid.
Even materials of the highest quality have a limited life expectancy, and the time will come when the roof will need to be replaced, especially if it’s decades old. Repairs will cost you money, but it will cost you a lot more if you don’t prevent roof failures, which can cause it to collapse over your home. On the other hand, a roof replacement is the smartest choice when needed. Especially with today’s technological growth in the roofing industry, the new flat roof will most likely outlast you.
Don’t try to save money by performing inspections and repairs by yourself. First of all, climbing a ladder to get to the roof can be very dangerous. Secondly, only a professional roofing contractor will be able to notice the subtle changes in your roof’s structure, such as granular loss, punctures, ponding or blisters in the membrane. He will also know how to check the roof drains for blockages and the flashing and membrane for any traces of corrosion.
Megalopolis Roofing only employs the most experienced roofers in Toronto and the GTA, with considerable knowledge of any flat roofing systems. If you require our services, contact us now at 416-508-0011 or visit our website http://megapolisroofing.ca/. You can also read reviews about our work on n49.com and yelp.ca.