Property owners often leave it too long to get in touch with a professional roofer. That’s because, for most people, and for most of the time, a roof does what it’s supposed to.
That is, basically, keep the weather out. In Lismore’s humid subtropical climate, that quite often means rain as well as sunshine.
Unfortunately, problems with roofing often go unnoticed until some quite substantial damage is done.
As experts in roofing Lismore home and business owners come to, we know that early action is always best.
If you can, it pays to keep an eye on your roof. This may sound strange, as generally people don’t do this. It may not be possible (or safe) to climb ladders and check your roof, but any inspection can help.
As many common problems start around the guttering, this is usually visible from ground level. Also, any obvious problems such as missing tiles will stand out easily from below.
Taking this proactive approach is much better than waiting for other signs of a faulty roof.
Damp coming down the walls, for instance, could mean a major roofing repair job. Even if you can get into your loft, you may be able to spot a leak in waterproof lining.
After a reasonably heavy downpour, it could be worth accessing loft or attic spaces to check for these.
If you do notice anything, especially minor faults, it could be tempting to fix them yourself. This is never a good idea. Roofs are constructed to the highest standards, with the best materials, so any quick fix usually means more trouble later.
As they are such a vital part of any property, they should be treated as such.
The expert roofing Lismore people call on doesn’t have to be done after damage has happened. There are good reasons to call a roofer when times are calm, and you’re in control. Maybe you’ve been thinking about a new covering, or your roof hasn’t been touched for years.
This could be just the time to call in a professional roofer.
Roofing suppliers – and therefore contractors – often raise their prices when demand is highest. This usually means during the summer.
If you have the time, it could pay to talk to a roofer during the winter.
Work is usually a bit slacker then, and the price of materials as low as possible.
Getting professional advice doesn’t cost anything. You don’t have to commit to getting any work done, but you might get some good ideas for the future.
Whichever way you look at it, it always pays to call in a roofing professional.
For advice about roofing Lismore homeowners and businesses trust, talk to us at David Lewis Plumbing. Give us a call on (02) 6621 8088, or visit our website at https://davidlewisplumbing.com.au.