The roof of your home is exposed to any number of elements, and it is really the last line of defence that protects your home. Some regular checks and routine maintenance work can ensure that it stays in good condition.
Of course, it’s not just the roof of your home that needs checking. Standalone outbuildings such as sheds and your garage will also benefit from a once-over every now and then. Depending on the material the building is made from, using a good roof sealant will also help. What should you check for, and why should you seal your roof?
What to look out for
First, it is worth mentioning that checks should not be limited to the exterior of the roof. Sometimes the tell-tale signs that something is wrong will actually show up inside your home. In the meantime, it is fine to carry out visual checks. Look for any obvious signs of damage on a regular basis, but particularly after a spell of bad weather.
Check your guttering and downpipes and clear away any excess debris that might cause a blockage that can develop further into a leak as water tries to escape where it shouldn’t.
Look for any signs that water may leaking into your home. Dark spots or sagging are good indicators, and you should also be aware of any light that might be showing through gaps.
If your roof requires some repairs, you will need to find a roofing contractor. It is worth looking for someone who is a member of The National Federation of Roofing Contractors, who ensure their members offer clients the highest standards of work.
Applying a sealant to maintain your roof
One way to help keep your roof in top condition is to apply a good roof sealant, which will help to keep your roof watertight and stop leaks. There are a range of roof sealants available at ct1ltd. They’re reasonably easy to apply, but make sure you do some prep work first.
Clean off any loose dirt or debris and treat any mould spots, then thoroughly clean the roof before you start. When applying the sealant, make sure you get into all the nooks and crannies and work methodically to cover the whole roof.
Finally, for safety reasons, always follow any instructions provided by the manufacturer.