The town of Richmond Hill is located just north of the city of Toronto within easy driving distance to the vast downtown core. However it is just north enough to be both part of the GTA and a world away all at the same time. The town’s motto “A little north, a little nicer” says it all as sprawling neighbourhoods, over 160 parks and the largest outdoor wave pool in the country welcome locals and visitors alike. In the 1990’s the town saw quite a surge in population, a lot of which was thanks to immigration of minority groups that has made it one of the most multicultural places to live in the area. Couple this with the lovely topography of the town which enjoys a higher elevation than major centers in the GTA and you have a community that is a great one to raise a family.
As anyone with a house knows, the roof is one of the most important, if not the most important part of your structure. Not only does it look good and lend a hand in the general curb appeal of a property, but it also works to keep the weather out of your home. So, if you own a home in beautiful Richmond Hill you will want to keep your roof in tip top shape to keep your home protected and looking great for years to come. There are simple ways to achieve this because nipping little problems in the bud will save you time, money and headaches in the long run.
The first way to maintain your roof is to do inspections on a yearly basis. That is, in the fall before the winter weather hits and again in the spring to determine if your roof made it through the winter in fine fashion. No one wants to discover ice damage or a slow drip come spring that could have been located and repaired months before.
Another way to help preserve your roof is to check out your attic space once or twice a year. You will easily see any problems, both by visually locating water or sunlight or by smell if your attic’s insulation has a mouldy odor to it. Discoloured struts and pooling water are also obvious indicators of trouble above.
You don’t have to take to a ladder to check your roof, best leave that to the professionals, but you can walk around your home and take note of the shingles, downspouts and eavestroughs and call in those professionals should you notice anything amiss. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, even when it comes to roofing.