Roofs are an extremely important part of any building. They are essentially like a protective layer and act as a first line of defence when it comes to things such as poor weather conditions. Therefore, keeping a close eye on it and making sure it is well-maintained is key in ensuring a safe and secure roof. One part of this that sometimes goes a little more unnoticed or miscared for, is the roofline. Over time it is natural that your roofline will experience damage or show signs of wear, and it’s up to you to be aware of these things and take the right actions to look after it.
So, here are a few reasons why looking after your roofline is so important, and some ways that you can spot early signs of problems and act upon them suitably.
A lot of traditional rooflines are made from wood, and sometimes this can suffer when it comes to defence against severe weather. Common damage with wood that comes from dampness and swelling in the heat and humidity, is cracks. This can sometimes lead to further problems if water seeps through these gaps onto your property. If you have a wooden roofline, we recommend keeping a close eye on the condition of it and replacing the wood when necessary to prevent severe damage and deterioration and in order to keep it secure.
There’s no denying that regular maintenance can be a little costly and take up a lot of time, however we advise that you take as much good care in looking after your roofline as possible as it will be worthwhile in the long run. As we know, our roof plays a huge role on our property, and so it should be looked after with care. Investing in higher quality materials to maintain a strong and sturdy roofline is highly beneficial in the long run. This will increase the lifespan of your roofline and reduce risk of damage as well as keep wear to a minimum, so that you don’t have to worry about paying for repairs and replacements in years to come.
Some issues and signs of wear are much more visible than others. We mentioned above the importance of looking after the woodwork to prevent it from rotting and becoming cracked, worn and unsecure. However, another common issue that is quite easy to notice, is flaking paint. Although this isn’t necessarily a big problem, it can become a bit of an eyesore on your property, and take some value off its appearance. Paintwork is sometimes quite easy to sort out yourself if you are confident and it is safe to do so, however we would recommend contacting a professional to re-paint all of the boards and have your roofline looking in pristine condition.
Like with everything, there are higher quality options and materials when it comes to your roofline. For example, here at Pinnacle Home Shield we provide weather-resistant, long-lasting and lead-free PVCu. This has a completely minimised chance of rotting, and will not require painting nor repainting in the future. It is also highly resistant to weather and all forms of damage, meaning you will not need any repairs. Though PVCu fascias and soffits may seem like a costly investment, it is most certainly worth it. They are essentially a permanent cure to any troubles you would encounter with your roofline.
If you would like to know more or want to contact our team for help regarding your roofline, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to assist you.