Roof Repair Common Issues
As the first line of defence, your roof is a very important part of your building. It covers your home, protects you from the weather elements – sun, rain, hail, snow. It is exposed to these elements and overtime will be affected by wear and tear.
A good roof should last on average between 25 to 30 years if properly maintained. Climate and weather conditions such as snow, hail and high winds can cut the lifespan of all types of roof.
To extend the life of your roof, it is essential to deal quickly with any issues like leaks, loose tiles, damaged shingles or fascia and anything that is preventing your roof from functioning as it should.
Emergency Roof Repair
What is considered an emergency in roof repair? If your roof is leaking no matter how big or small it is considered an emergency.
A roof leak apart from damaging your property and its contents can lead to long term damage to your roof. Then the only option would be a roof replacement, which is costly and a massive inconvenience if you live in the property.
For roof leaks, call your local roofer immediately and provide details of the leak. Make urgent arrangements for it to be fixed within 48 hours.
Roof Leak Repair
Roof leaks are always a very bad sign for your roof. Small leaks can develop into a big problem in a very short space of time which will challenge the integrity of your roof.
When leaks are not resolved urgently, the area of the leak can widen thereby causing more damage to your roof. While roof leaks may seem harmless initially, they can also destroy the structure of your building by affecting the walls and insulation.
Roof leaks can happen anywhere on your roof. They are usually caused by wear and tear from ageing or extreme weather elements. Another cause is if your roof was poorly installed or repaired. This could result in roof leaks from loose tiles or shingles.
Dark or brown spots on your ceiling and wet walls are common signs of roof leaks. Once you see these signs call our local roofers for an inspection and advise on what to do next.
Taking action to resolve roof leaks is so important. As highlighted above, small problems easily become big problems within a short space of time.
Damages to the insulation in your property, structure of the property, contents of your property and electrical hazards are good reasons to deal with a leak promptly.
Storm Damage Repair
Extreme weather like violent winds, heavy rainfall, snow or hail can cause direct damage to your roof. Roof tiles could become loose or broken and fall creating a separate hazard on its own.
It could also lead to open spaces on the roof which means water or moisture can get into the property and lead to further damage.
Again this is an emergency. Our Local roofers should be called promptly to the site to repair your roof as soon as possible.
Roof Tiles Replacement
No matter how tough your roofing material maybe, overtime cracks and deterioration would set in. Exposure to harsh weather elements, ageing and the resulting wear and tear are some of the reasons while sections of your roof tiles need to be repaired or replaced.
If cracked or deteriorated roof tiles are left unchecked, rainwater can move through the cracks and cause structural damage to your home.
Whether your tiles are cracked or broken from excessive weather conditions or wear and tear, it is better to get it replaced as soon as possible.
You will need a roofing expert with the right tools to get this done. This may not be a job you can do if you don’t have the right tools or training.
The cost of the tiles are not expensive, the major cost is the labour and if scaffolding is required.
If you see damages to your fascia or signs of advanced age, you need to repair or replace your fascia.
Your fascia helps prevent water and animal ingress into the roof and loft space. It also contributes to the aesthetics of the roof. Your fascia is part of the roof ventilation system and acts as a crucial component.
Our local roofers are equipped to repair damaged fascia or replace them outright. Your damaged fascia if not dealt with urgently can lead to rotting wood, damaged insulation and mould.
Your roof is an integral part of your home. The roof tiles, fascia, gutters and soffits have to be in good condition to protect, the contents in your home and the structure of your building.
If unsure about anything, call our local roofers today for advice and guidance.