We may not think about our roof much, if at all, but it’s an important part of the structure of our home, it pays to give it the once over every now and then to make sure it is still in excellent condition. Prevention is usually better, and cheaper, than cure, so to find potential problems early can save you a big headache. Here are some common roofing problems:
This is one of the most common roof problems and can occur for a number of reasons. Leaks can be seen by looking at the humidity and damp in the loft area. Humidity under the roof can cause mould and rot that can cause serious problems in the left undetected and unrepaired for a long time. If wet has spread to the weight-bearing rafters, then you need a roofing expert directly. Get help with Flat Roof Repair Bristol at a site like Aquagard, leading providers of Flat Roof Repair Bristol.
Damaged Tiles or slates
Stormy weather and high winds can cause the tiles to crack or completely break. If slate is fixed with nails or wood, corrosion over time will reduce the grip and as a result the slate tiles will be more easily damaged by weather conditions. Sometimes all you need is to replace one or two roof tiles but if in poor condition, the roof may need a complete re- work.
If there are signs of an accumulation of standing water on your roof then this is a sign something is not working properly. This may be caused by excessive debris build up in the gutters adversely affecting the drainage. If you see a ‘puddle’ on the roof, then call in a professional.