You probably don’t think about roof repair Auckland maintenance all that often. You might take care of your garden, decks, and other parts of your property. There is always a list of things to do around the house. But how often do you pay attention to your roof?
You also know how important it is to take care of your car (or motorbike or boat). Filling it up with the right fuel, checking the oil, and having regular mechanical checks are all part of owning a car and keeping it in good shape. Your roof is the same way. Keeping it in good shape keeps you and your family safe and makes it last longer.
Then why is roof maintenance not one of your top priorities? Maybe it’s because “out of sight, out of mind.” You don’t think too much about it because you can’t see much up there. Maybe we just don’t think about our roofs much. We just assume they will last a long time because they are big and expensive, so we don’t worry about them.
But we do need to listen to what they say. Repairs and maintenance on the roof should be done often. In this case, the more maintenance you do to keep things in good shape, the better. If you put in a little time, effort, and money regularly, you won’t have to pay a lot for repairs or replacements that you could have avoided.
Some parts of roof repair and maintenance
To keep the roof in the best shape possible, it needs to be checked, cleaned and fixed on a regular basis. Those things could be:
- Checking for cracks, holes, and damage
- Checking for broken tiles or shingles and replacing them
- Repairing the flashings as needed, touching up the paint, making sure the roof doesn’t leak, and fixing any damage caused by bad weather.
- Checking to see if animals have caused any damage
- Looking for nests
- Seals around skylights, chimneys and other joints should be checked.
- Cleaning out the gutters, downspouts, and drainpipes
Why is it so important to take care of your roof?
Your roof is out in the weather all the time. It gets hit by wind, rain, and snow (depending on where you live) on bad days. Your roof doesn’t have a place to stay out of the weather like your deck furniture or garden tools.
Not only is your roof open to all kinds of weather, but animals also walk on it and tree branches and other things get blown into it. If you’re lucky enough to live by the sea, seagulls may like to sit on your roof (and leave their droppings). You can’t see everything that goes on up there.
Regular roof maintenance helps in many ways, including keeping your home warm and dry, extending the life of your roof, and preventing damage that gets worse over time and costs more to fix, helps your home look its best, keeps its value, saves you money, and keeps you from having to pay for bigger repairs.