When you’re inside, a roof is very much out of sight, out of mind. It becomes ignored as people focus on things that need fixing that they can see. They’re keen to improve their kitchens and bathrooms, but it’s the roof that needs more urgent attention in many instances. They don’t realise until it’s too late, and that’s when they need us to come in a do a big repair job.
This usually happens in older homes, where the roof has delivered years of sterling service but is gradually beginning to deteriorate. Again, it’s the out of sight, out of mind thing. People don’t know how bad things are up there without climbing a ladder and having a good look for themselves. Of course, not everyone wants to do that job when there are more fun things to do in life. Would they know what they’re looking for even if they did do it? Probably not. But we do, and that’s why we advise anyone living in a home of any age to call us in for regular maintenance.
We can look at potential problem-causing issues and advise on the best way to handle them. For example, your chimney flashing (the sheet of metal installed around the area where the chimney meets the roof) might need to be made more watertight. Or those old nails could be replaced with screws to ensure the roofing is more secure and the risk of leaks is reduced. By checking for things like this regularly, we can go a long way towards ensuring that you won’t need more extensive repairs in the future. On the other hand, if you don’t call us in for maintenance, you can be almost sure you will be calling us in for big and costly fix-it jobs – and as good as we are at repairs, we’d prefer it if we didn’t have to make them for you.
So give your roof a little more consideration now and avoid a major repair in the future. Give Solution Roofing a call – we’re experts in Auckland roofing repair and maintenance, and we’ll happily get up on your roof for a good look around.