If you begin to see signs of your roof failing, the last thing you want to do is put off the time to discuss it with your contractor. Even small or seemingly insignificant damaged can be signs of something larger and often times far more expensive to repair. Look for these signs to start recognizing damage, and reducing the likelihood of damages occurring to your property!
Whether you are a property manager or CFO, knowing what to do and staying aware is the first step in protecting the people in your building. Let’s use two scenarios:
Scenario A: Property Manager A notices streaks on the walls and some small leaks, but nothing large enough to require any action – so he puts off contacting a contractor for a year until the leaks develop. At this point, water has spread through the insulation inside the walls, and damaging the integrity of the roof overall. Not only will a large chunk of the roof need to be repaired, but inner damages will need to be sorted out as well.
Scenario B: Property Manager B is in the same situation, but knows that marks on the walls are a sign of damages. After heading to the roof, they see where a pool of standing water has caused the roof to dip. After calling the contractor, they set up an immediate plan for repair, and only a small portion of the roof needs repairs.
Between these two scenarios, which seems like the better outcome overall? Having annual maintenance is a fantastic way to help nip any unexpected repairs ruin the bud. Reputable roofers are able to see the signs of damages and will be able to help assist with a repair plan in detail. Remember, any water that goes unchecked has the potential to lead to corrosion, mildew, rodents and mold.
Regular maintenance is the best option to keep your roof in top shape year-round. It prevents small damages from turning into anything hard to manage – that said there are still times where you may suffer from unexpected roofing damages, whether it be from the monsoon or heavy winds here in the valley. If you find yourself facing unexpected roof damages, call Mikku & Sons Roofing today to get an inspection made, at no cost to you, so you can start getting your roof fixed up to where it should be!