Role Of Home Inspection In Roof Maintenance

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A Precise Home Inspection –When you invest in a home, you’d expect it to last for long term occupation. The same should be true on its parts such as floors, woodwork, furniture and the roof. Even such sturdy parts undergo wear and tear after prolonged exposure to the elements. So how are you going to take care of your roof as it takes care of you?

How Does Home Inspection Insure Roof Maintenance?

Make sure you hire a certified house inspector when you wish for extra hands to help determine the real issues in your roofing that needs immediate attention. Here are some common areas you should be warned about:

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  •  Tile surface – most common problems are algae and moss buildup that actually harms the surface making it more vulnerable to harsh weather patterns like snow. Home inspection also includes check for signs of cracking. Any rusting should also be dealt with immediately.
  •  Gutters and downspouts These fixtures are your roof’s cleaning agents and without them functioning properly, the entire thing shuts down. Make sure any unnecessary debris are cleared. During winter, ensure that downspouts are proofed against ice buildup.

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  • Chimneys, and other openings – Make sure these too aren’t blocked. Remove buildup of waste such as leaves and twigs if there are overhanging trees nearby. Any stagnant water should also be drained as it may cause deterioration.

When home inspection is complete, your inspector should be able to fully explain to you in words you’ll easily grasp, the actual problems and desired urgency to address all of them. First thing to identify is if you have proper documentation for things as trivial as warranties because these papers can help you save a lot if you plan for repairs or overhauls.
Home inspection in Toronto can only be done so much in inspecting and recommending course of action but you can ask us at Inspect My House too to assist you in locating contractors that are reasonably priced yet firm with an expert touch. Connections are key for hom inspection and you can trust that referrals of our registered home inspector will always be top notch or it’s our reputation at stake here.

How Often Should A Home Inspection Be Done?

Don’t fall victim to common notion that once is enough when it comes to regular checkups. Aging roofs need more frequent maintenance to preserve its pristine condition. Needless to say, even if a rood is new, twice a year is the magic number you need to remember.
Hiring Ontario home inspectors may entail additional charges for your dedicated roof inspection but its costs far outweigh the precise benefits it offers as compared to the riskier, uncertified building staff (if you live in a complex) or specialized roofing inspectors who charge way more.

Doing the Math with Roof Inspections in Toronto Homes

If you wish to save more and have future plans not intending to fully replace your roof which may run around  thousands of dollars to complete or other costly repair amounts, our offer to residents of Toronto, Richmond Hill, Markham, New Market, Vaughan, Thornhill, Brampton, Hamilton, Mississauga and all the GTA is to reach out us at (647) 861-4499 or fill the contact form for a free home inspection consult about roof maintenance, today!

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Written by

Navid Aghili, a visionary P. Eng., and professional house inspector, certified by InterNACHI, he has worked his way into many a home within Toronto and the GTA and wishes to extend his trusted services to more residential homes regardless of type (from condo to townhouse). He leads a group of other similarly talented, experienced and certified only inspectors to complete his Inspecting Dream Team. His InterNACHI membership number: #NACHI15041619.