Why Proactive is Better than Reactive for Your Roof

When it comes to your roof, you have a choice between being proactive or reactive. Will you wait and see – or solve issues before they become problems?

At DPR Roofing in Leeds, we always recommend the first of the two options. In this post, we’ll explore why proactive beats reactive hands down when it comes to your roof, your property’s condition and your bank balance.

Proactive vs reactive: what’s the difference?

In simple terms, a proactive approach means taking steps to keep your roof in the best condition. It involves having your roof regularly inspected by professionals to identify any small issues before they become bigger problems.

You can complement that with your own routine inspections from ground level or heading up into the loft. A handy trick is to turn off all the lights in the day and check for daylight in your loft. Any light getting through will mean there’s a gap in your roof that needs fixing.

In contrast, a reactive approach means doing nothing until a big problem becomes apparent. You’ll leave your roof to do its job – or hopefully try its best – until you see water visibly leaking into your bedroom, bathroom or other living space.

To put in more relatable terms, a proactive approach is going to the dentist every year to get your teeth checked and have any small cavities filled. A reactive approach is waiting until you have a terrible tooth ache before visiting a dentist.

Which is better?

Based on the above, it’s clear that a proactive approach is better for the condition of your roof. Needless to say, regular professional inspections will flag up any issues which can be quickly repaired to keep your roof in tip top condition. However, a proactive approach could also save you money in the long run.

Let’s say your roof needs a tile replacing. You might notice light coming through the loft or just see a cracked tile from the street. If not, your professional inspection will certainly pick up on the issue. Either way, the problem will be fixed quickly and easily, costing you very little.

With a reactive approach, you won’t notice that cracked or missing tile until there’s a visible leak. By that time, water will have been seeping into your property for weeks or even months, damaging the internal structure of your roof.

Replacing your roof battens and the tile, along with repairing any other damage that’s been caused, will certainly cost a lot more. In many cases, fixing things retrospectively costs a lot more than the price of a regular inspection. That’s not even mentioning the added stress that bigger issues like leaks can bring.

Arrange your roof inspection today

A proactive approach to roofing could save you time, money and a lot of stress. If you want to stay on top of things, DPR Roofing in Leeds can help. Get in touch with our team to arrange a professional roof inspection and keep your roof working at its best.

Alternatively, if you’re suffering the consequences of a reactive approach, we’re still on hand to assist. We offer a range of roof repair services to get your roof back on track.