Once roofing operations are completed, a thorough inspection and cleanup of the whole roof must be carried out and any external elements should be removed.

It is common to find leftover mortar scattered through the roof surface that will later settle into water draining areas. Any leftover paper, wood, cabling and other items (usually used by bricklayers, painters and electricians for protection or to carry out other tasks) should also be removed upon inspection, as their presence is detrimental to roof performance.

Roof maintenance and conservation activities should be seen as an investment as they will effectively prolong the whole house’s longevity.