Knowing the structure and condition of your roof can help prevent problems before they occur.
Due to the climatic conditions of our country (wind, rain, temperature changes), roof coverings are an element that requires rigorous maintenance activities. Here are some ways to help protect your roof so it can continue to protect you.
roof04a) Sweep and clean the roofs paying special attention to the accessories (gutters, ridge, lime hoyas or joint covers, boots, etc.) in order to avoid accumulations of garbage that cause embeddings and filtrations.
- b) Rigorously inspect covers for bursting, sagging, nails or loose screws. Correct these defects accordingly, as they may cause leaks.
- c) Check and, when appropriate, replace or condition the seals of the gutters and other elements of the tinsmithery that require them.
- d) Depending on the type of cover and the area where the dwelling is located, it is advisable to paint the cover at least every 2 years for its protection.
- We recommend that you use a suitable paint for the roof of your home. When painting the covers, you must follow the following procedure:
- a) Prepare the surface.
- b) Wash with water and detergent suitable for the type of cover.
- c) Wash again with water.
- d) Wait for drying before applying the paint.
- e) Try not to paint in winter.
- f) It is bad practice to remove the galvanized with banana vinegar or other liquids and then paint the cover. This practice reduces considerably the useful life of the roof, it is not necessary to wait for the galvanized one to fall down to paint it.
Proper attic insulation and ventilation can prevent your roof from deforming, reduce your energy costs and lower the humidity in your home. In addition, it prevents snow and ice from melting and freezing again, which can cause water leakage damage to your roof and home.
Before installing new shingles, ask your contractor to make sure you have a solid roof structure so it won’t move or deteriorate.
Be sure to install the proper flashing, primarily around vents and fireplaces to help prevent internal water damage.
Keep your gutters free of trash. Make sure your outer edges are lower than the slope of the roof to allow ice to slide easily in case of hail.
Roof repairs and replacements
Signs of an aging roof that may need maintenance include:
It arches along the bottom edge, particularly during winter.
Cracked surface resulting in more broken tiles.
Blisters, which may indicate a factory defect or poor ventilation.