Proper maintenance will keep your roofing system in good shape, which also ensures the protection and safety of the building’s occupants. Make sure you hire a reputable contractor to care for your roof as leaks can be hard to locate and can result in costly repairs. Here are roof maintenance questions you need to ask your contractor.
Roof leaks can result in interior damage and discomfort. They can be hard to locate and at times, even after a roof replacement, you’ll still experience leaks. Most modern buildings are built with different materials that wear at different rates. The variation in materials can make your roof more vulnerable and contribute to re-roofing problems.
You must review the state of building components that are past the roof level like the penthouse, elevator shafts, stair towers, parapet walls and coping. It will help you evaluate the parapet walls form the interior and exterior. Broken or missing masonry, damaged mortar and sealant joints, and deteriorated concrete are prone to water infiltration.
This is a hard question to answer, especially if your roofer is seeing your roof for the first time. Most new roofs come with a 15- to 20-year manufacturer’s warranty. It should give you an idea of when the roof was installed. However, other factors can also affect the lifespan of a roof, such as slope, composition, weather and climate, installation, foot traffic and maintenance.
We recommend getting a roof inspection at least twice a year, during spring and fall. You must also have your roof checked after an extreme weather event like hail, high winds, and heavy rains. It’s also a great idea to document all the jobs done on your roof. In the file, include warranties, previous inspections, maintenance records, original sketches and specifications for the building.
Make sure your roof, gutters and downspouts are free from debris to ensure proper water drainage. Repair or replace damaged metal roof components when necessary. Keep rooftop equipment in good shape and check the roof after service calls.
Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc. is the area’s most trusted roofing contractor. We have been providing quality roofing services for more than four decades. Call us at (813) 657-7663 or fill out our online form to get a free quote. We serve clients in Tampa, FL, and areas around Florida.