A collapsed roof can damage your property and even harm your family. To prevent it, it would be best to spot the signs of a collapse early on.
Spot one before it collapses
There are some general signs that will show before a roof collapses. If you spot the signs in time you could stop it from happening. Some of the signs include:
- A sagging roof
- Severe roof leaks
- Split or cracked wood members
- Cracking or creaking sounds
Remove snow from the rooftop
Purchase a snow rake from the local hardware store and use it to remove the snow and ice from the roof top. It is a metallic rake, be cautious since it will conduct electricity if it comes into contact with electric lines. Be careful when on the roof and only stand on it if you are sure it is safe. Clear roof drainage to reduce the risk of excess roof ponding when there is heavy rainfall.
Inspect the roof regularly
Set aside some money every year to have your roof maintained. Permacoat.com.au says that this will be cheaper than the roof restoration cost in Perth. Even if you have a warranty from the manufacturers it is wise to have it inspected. The inspection should be done twice every year. Always hire an expert if you cannot do it yourself.
Other steps taken
Debris on the roof can damage shingles and clog the drainage system. Blow them off before they can cause damage. Trim branches that hang over the roof to keep raccoons away.
If maintenance of the roof is overlooked it could pose problems and eventually lead to the collapse of the roof. Small problems that are not noted early could be costly in the end because they could resort in extensive damage.