Is your ROOF “top of mind”?

The most overlooked yet one of the most important features of your home, your biggest investment, is the roof. This multi part instalment of ASK MJ offers you tips to consider as you maintain your roof. Even though your asphalt roof is guaranteed for 15 years it is recommended that homeowners inspect the roof twice a year. Whether by physically getting on the roof or by a drone, these inspections can spot something before it becomes an ordeal.

Top Roofing Tips to Remember

Ensure the roof is built to breathe.

Without proper ventilation, heat and moisture can cause sheathing and rafting to rot, roof materials to buckle and insulation to lose effectiveness. This will cause your overall roofing system to be ineffective.

Include insulation.

The best way to achieve appropriate ventilation and good airflow is through proper insulation. To protect a house from heat gain or loss, it’s ideal to include a gap-free layer of insulation on the attic floor and a vapor retarder under the insulation next to the ceiling to stop moisture from rising into the attic. Having open, vented spaces that allow air to pass freely with at least one inch between the insulation and roof sheathing is also ideal.

Check for attic aftermath.

In addition to having a well-insulated attic, it’s a good idea to check for water stains and weak shingles after a heavy storm.

Safeguard against streaking.

Make sure to pay close attention to the color of your roof. Roof areas, generally the northern part, exposed to shade during long periods of time in humidity will eventually become streaked with mold, algae or even fungus. And if left unchecked, will eventually deteriorate the roofing material shortening the life of the roof.

Pace Realty’s Maintenance Team can help you with your yard and other home maintenance & renovation jobs. Call 250-562-6671 or email us at maintenance@pacerealty.ca today for a free, no-hassle quote.

Mary-Jean (MJ) Jacobson loves to talk real estate! She is passionate about helping clients increase the value of the assets. She is a Professional Property Manager, Strata Manager, Real Estate Sales Agent and Licensed Managing Broker. She writes a series of articles blogs and whitepapers about the real estate and property management industry at ASK MJ
 

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Mary-Jean Jacobson

Mary-Jean Jacobson

MJ is the Managing Broker & Owner of Pace Realty Corporation.

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