Having a sturdy, protective roof is essential to a building’s longevity, and it is important to consider repair or replacement if (inevitably, when) it gets damaged. However, it’s not a good idea to just jump in and start hammering away. Here are a few things to consider before climbing that ladder yourself and making inspections or fixes.

First, how safe is your electrical wiring? Not only should you inspect the roofing area for exposed wires and circuits, but if you plan to use extension cords for power tools, you need to examine your home’s electrical system to ensure that it can handle the necessary voltage for all the things you’ll plugin and use. Many fires, injuries, and deaths occur each year due to power-related issues and neglect.

Another serious issue to be wary of is the threat of carbon monoxide leaks. Attics, especially in older homes, have ventilation systems where vents and pipes are not securely attached and become loose with even the slightest bump or vibration. Carbon monoxide gases become trapped in the attic area due to the compromised ventilation system and spread throughout the home. Unfortunately, the after-effects are often not noticed until it’s too late.

Finally, you want your roof to protect the inside and outside of your home. An improperly installed roof can obviously cause interior damage due to leaks and exposure to other weather-related elements. A poorly installed roof can cause drainage issues, which may allow water to gush down and destroy a well-planned landscape. Additionally, a bad roof can provide an entrance for unwanted, damage-inducing creatures to a nice home; no one wants that!

Midwest Roofing can be trusted to address and prevent these concerns in both residential and commercial buildings. Your roof will be safely and properly installed. Please contact us for more information; we are here and happy to help!