The roof is one of the most important parts of any property. Without a roof, you would likely be very damp, cold and uncomfortable! Therefore, keeping on top of roof repairs is a necessity and you should know what to look out for to keep the cost of repairs down. This post should help you with identifying these problems.
How To Check Roof Exteriors
The rafters and flashing to the guttering and tiles are what make up your roof. Familiarising yourself with these can help you identify any problem sections and explain your findings to your roofing contractor. Keep an eye out for the following signs which could be an indicator that work needs to be carried out.
Damaged Roof Tiles
Carefully scan your roofing tiles and make a note of any cracked, damaged, split or missing tiles. If this is not addressed, it can lead to leaks so should be replaced as soon as possible.
Regularly check your gutters for any roof tiles which could have slipped and become lodged in the guttering. Loose gutters could indicate deterioration or damage, so ensure guttering is secured.
Pay attention to the flashing on your roof – this will need replacing if it has been damaged to prevent leaks and moisture in the interior.
Roof Sagging Issues
Sagging is a big issue. Should you notice dips or damage to the structure of your roof, you must get in contact with your roofing contractor as soon as possible in order to minimise the risk of the roof collapsing.
Interior Roof Checks
Accessing the interior of your roof should only be attempted in buildings where it is safe to do so. You should never attempt to reach areas that are unsafe. If you can see or easily access the interior of your roof, look out for the following potential warning signs.
Ceiling Light Leaks
Check the interior of your roof during the day. If you notice daylight entering through large gaps or holes, you will need to seek roof repair.
Mould and Moisture In Roofing
If you check your roof and notice any pools of water or unexpected moisture, there is likely a leak. If you do not see water but your roof area smells musty and you can see mould, you may also be affected by a leak or moisture coming in from the outside.
Most roofs typically have a lifespan of between 15-20 years so if your roof is getting on in years, it is probably wise to have a regular “health check-up” by a trusted roofing contractor. A well-maintained roof means a well-protected property!
If you are looking for roof repair in Wales and require the services of an experienced contractor, call us today. Let us do the checking if you do not feel you can safely!