Roofing Surveys

Roofing surveys are important in cases where you know there is an issue, but they also have a big role to play in the general management and maintenance of a roof. This is because you typically only know that there is an issue with a roof when the damage has become noticeable, and most people would prefer to catch an issue before it becomes so costly – hence the need for regular monitoring and surveying.

There is, of course, a limit to the necessity of a roof survey. This is because they are usually pretty expensive – depending upon the type of test which gets conducted it could be into the thousands of pounds – so expensive that for most residential properties it is no longer a cost saving exercise to monitor a roof for its effectiveness.

For commercial properties, making sure that any problem is identified before the cost becomes a big issue is doubly important, as they don’t only have to worry about a roof which is very large, but they also need to do all they can to make sure that their ability to work isn’t impeded by any construction work.

Gutter Cleaning Services

Most people underestimate the importance of clean gutters, but in terms of roof management, having clean gutters can be one of the most aspects. This is because gutters serve the purpose of carrying water away from the roof and building envelope. If they fail to serve this purpose, then you could have water building up on the roof, which will massively reduce the lifespan of a roof, which is a bad case, and more typically you’ll have water dripping straight down from the roof, splashing back onto the building and eroding its envelope.

Gutters should be cleaned pretty regularly, although the period between cleaning will depend upon a number of environmental factors (like if there are trees nearby), but every year is a good number. It can be quite a dangerous task though, so unless you have the correct tools to do it, paying for a gutter cleaning service becomes your best option.