Checking your homes roof is not always easy or something we remember to do but at least twice a year having a look up there can mean you can see any potential damages early. If you need a new roof there are some simple signs to look out for.
Leaks & Water Damage On Roofing
You will mostly see the results of water damage in the attic or your loft space. There may be water marks & stains in these areas and in the rooms below. If you suddenly notice a freshwater leak this is more than likely new damage, and this may only need a simple repair. On the other hand, if the roof is sagging the structure of the roof has caved in and given way, which is a sign the water damage has been over a longer period.
Can You See Light Through The Tiles
This is a pretty simple one. If you see light coming through anywhere apart from a window, then this will need to be repaired. Even if it is only a small dot of light, it’s best to get ahead before a tiny hole becomes a much bigger one. Check for these signs about sunset as the roof space will be darker but the remaining sunlight will shine through any holes or cracks.
Mould, Moss And Rotting On Roofing
Exposure to regular moisture & cold can result in mould and moss growing and cause damage to the structure of the roof. If this happens over a long period of time the underlay will start to rot, weakening the foundation of the roof itself.
Flashing, Chimneys And Vents
Flashing is used to seal the edges around chimneys and vents. A key part for diverting water away from the structures. There can be many reasons such as the sealant drying out, for the flashing to need to be replaced.
When To Replace An Old Roof
There is no real time scale for roof due to varying materials, no one will be able to give you an exact date for replacement. However, materials will weaken over time and need to be replaced. If you are noticing more repairs being needed, it may be time to get a professional roofing company to replace your roof for you.
Roofing Services South Wales
We are proud to offer our roofing services South Wales to both residential and commercial sectors as we know how important it is to keep your roof in the best condition. From domestic home improvements to large scale commercial installations, we will give a professional service. If you need repairs, renovation work or even a re-tiling service, you can feel reassured as we promise to meet your high standards.