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choosing a local roofing contractor
You could be fortunate enough to have a roof that lasts thirty years plus, but you should not be
surprised if your roof all of sudden begins to leak. The moment that happens you are confronted
with a choice, since after a roofing problem becomes evident it pretty much always demands
This short article talks about what we do when examining your roof and it can also be a guide to
follow even though you don't live in Richmond BC. If you invite a local roofing contractor over to
provide you with a quotation, keep the following points in mind to see if he does the same things
we do when checking your roof.
When inspecting someones roof, then it's important to work with a collection of the proper gear
and knowledge to identify the trouble area. Once we visit your home we perform an in-depth
inspection of the roofing tiles, skylights, rain gutters, vent stacks, flashings, house siding and
glass to pin-point the exact position of the roof leak. This allows us to easily find the problem and
repair it properly and in the most cost efficient way.
There are a number of things to take into consideration. Should you patch up and maintain for a
while, or bite the bullet and replace the roof? Repairs cost you less immediately, but it may make
more sense to get a new roof now rather then go with a short term solution. However, before you
make that choice here are a few tips.
DIY Roof top Inspection
1. During inspection avoid walking on your roof unless you know where to step
2. Over time all shingles lose stability and begin to curl or blister from the heat of the sun, and
Delta may get long, warm, sunny periods in summer. These curled shingles are susceptible to
wind damage and can allow water to travel under it, ultimately causing a problem. The truth is, it's
a good plan to check the roof after any strong winds to ensure everything's still in position.
3. Bear in mind to look around for loosened or exposed nails. Heavy gusts of wind will loosen
nails more and more, eventually allowing so much shingle flex that shingles will blow off. Visual
checks after wind storms is very important.
4. Another sign your roof is due for work is dodgy-looking tiles or uneven edges or missing
granules. These signs represent failing of the shingle material and integrity.
5. Damaged flashing, rust spots, dark patches or dirty places as well as buckling or sagging in the
center of your roof are some indicators that your roof needs attention.
What to Look For Inside
The inside inspection is often more difficult, but will give you a good idea what's happening when
you talk with a local roof repair contractor. Seek out ceiling spots or obvious sagging in between
rafters. How soon you catch the problem determines how expensive roof repair is going to be. We
recommend you have us perform an in-depth evaluation of your houses roof once you complete
your own inspection.
Pinpointing exactly where a leak comes from is nearly impossible for the do-it-yourselfer,
therefore you want someone with the expertise and right equipment to identify the complicated
path water takes from outside to inside. A reliable inspection will give you a much more accurate
evaluation of the damage than you'll be able to get by yourself. A competent roofer can tell you if
a simple roof repair is all that is needed or whether replacing the roof entirely is your most suitable
As a family owned company, Your Home Services, has been serving Metro Vancouver since
1970. In the past 40 years, Your Home Services Group Ltd. has developed into one of the most
dependable roofers in the lower mainland
Your Home Services Group
408 East Kent Avenue South
Vancouver, BC V5X 2X7