The roof over the building is by far the most important structural element on an industrial, commercial or residential building especially in New York. Over thousands of years of human innovation the roofing systems we have in use today do a very efficient job of keeping moisture and the attrition of the elements from affecting the interior of the building.
But, this is only made possible by proper maintenance and care of your roof in New York. Your roof may also feature any number of architectural features like gables or skylights. It may also be a flat roof or a roof with a considerably steep slope. No matter what the style of configuration of your roof, it is essential that you have your roof inspected at least once a year. If you have recently noticed signs of damage or the roof is nearing the end of its service life, you may also want to have your roof inspected more frequently.
The first thing to do is to consider how important it is to have your roof inspected, especially in New York. The roof will be subjected to the attrition of the elements like sunlight, snow, wind and sleet. New York can be harsh in the winter! As time goes by, the roof may begin to suffer any severity of damage. The levels of damage can depend on many factors.
Roofs that are in a position or location where the elements hit harder, like in New York, will always sustain more damage to the roof than those in other locations where the weather is milder, like in California for instance. The best way to minimize the costs of repair work is to detect minor signs of damage and address them before the damage increases.
Sadly, a roof has not been designed that can last forever. Because roofing is made of various layers of roofing materials laid out one upon another. These different materials can begin to react to the exposure to moisture and heat and begin to decay or rot. Falling objects like hail and tree limbs as well as leaves and dirt that are blown onto the roof can add their weight to the slow attrition of your New York roof.
This will typically begin around the edges and then slowly work its way toward the center, if allowed to continue unchecked. Obviously, you do not want this to happen!
Most homes in the New York area use an asphalt tile roof and these are decent roofing options that can last up to 25 years if well maintained. A proper inspection will include looking for tiles that have become damaged as this is a weak point where the elements can enter.
It will be important for the roofing contractor to know the age of the roof. Roofing materials will only last for a specific time. Knowing the age of your New York roof will help the contractor determine the needs for the roof. Sometimes it is cheaper in the long run to replace and not just repair.
Roofing inspections in New York allow property owners to come up with the best plan for preserving the conditions of their roof. Make sure you include a proper roof inspection as part of your plan to minimize maintenance costs in your commercial, residential or industrial property. Rapid Restore Roofing of Suffolk County are experts in roof repairs and roof replacements. Give us a call to schedule your inspection at (631) 201-8078