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Frequently Asked Questions

What Would You Like to Know?

Why is it necessary to have the condition of your roof inspected?

All roofs endure natural weathering and aging.  Roof inspections enable owners to detect common roofing problems proactive.  A few of the most common roof problems are:

  • Missing shingles

  • Plants or moss growth (clogged gutters)

  • Tree damage

  • Leaks or cracks in the roof

  • Tile, slate or shingle granules in gutters

  • Roof sagging or drooping

  • Rotting roof deck

  • Cracked flashing

  • Pooled water (little ponds on the top of the roof)

What do you look out for during a roof inspection?

  • Rooftop traffic areas

  • Contaminants

  • Discoloration, debris or damage around drainage components

  • Wind storm damage

  • Moisture infiltration

  • Roof membranes (cracking, swelling or splitting)

  • Base attachments

  • Compressed or crushed insulation

  • Emergency repair areas

When and how often should roof inspections be done?


Most people are unfortunately reactive and the answer to the question is “when a problem occurs”.  However, we strongly advise proactive maintenance and also when any of the following instances occur:

  • Buying a new home, factory or warehouse?  An assessment and detailed report will help you make informed decisions.

  • Insurance purposes

  • After weather events when leaks or damage occurs

How often?

Typically, every 3-5 years, but in at least once a year during spring and fall is strongly advised (especially in the Cape of Storms).

A new roof however, according to the Construction Regulation 2014, should be inspected at least once every 6 months for the first 2 years and thereafter yearly.

What is the process of a roof inspection?

  • Consult with the facility manager/owner(s)

  • Inspect and assess status of roofing

  • Analyze the information

  • Supply report and recommendation

  • Cost estimate on request (depending on outcome of report)

What is waterproofing?

“Waterproofing is the process of making an object or structure waterproof or water-resistant so that it remains relatively unaffected by water or resisting the ingress of water under specified conditions.”

What types of roofs do you service?

  • Clay Tiles

  • Metal Roofing

  • Slate Roofs

  • Polycarbonate

  • Shingles

  • Asbestos

  • Concrete

  • Transluscent

How long is your quotation valid for?

3 weeks

How do I know it's time to replace my roof?

A roof isn’t meant to be replaced often. But knowing when it’s the right time to replace your roof can save you from roof leaks and possible water damage to the inside of your home.
With that in mind, you shouldn't need a roof replacement until it's near the end of its lifespan. If your roof was properly installed, your attic is adequately ventilated, and your roof is maintained, it will get as close as possible to the maximum lifespan.
Depending on the type of roofing material you have, it could be 20 years, 30 years, 50 years, or even longer.

How can I prevent damp or mold?

Since mould only grows when there is sufficient moisture, one of the most effective ways to conquer mould growth is to prevent dampness in your home.

Here are some practical steps you can take to prevent roof mould:

  • Get a free roof inspection to check for cracks, roof leaks and damaged gutters

  • Keep downspouts and gutters clean and free of debris

  • Maintain proper ventilation by installing a whirlybird on your roof

  • Open up your windows and doors regularly

  • Let natural sunlight into your house

  • Repair all water leaks and plumbing problems as soon as possible

  • To prevent bathroom roof mould, use an exhaust fan when showering

  • To prevent kitchen mould, use an exhaust fan when cooking

  • Reduce the humidity in your home with a dehumidifier

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