Given the time of year, we thought it would be appropriate to shed some light on how you can prevent damages from occurring to your roof. If possible, it is well worth a visit to your loft to make sure everything is in order. With the help of this blog, we can help you notice any warning signs, leaving you plenty of time to get booked in for maintenance and repairs before the wetter and colder season commences.
EXTERIOR SIGNS OF ROOF DAMAGE
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t spend a lot of time looking at your roof. After all, it’s usually up there out of sight and mind. But did you know that there are some exterior signs of roof damage that you can look for? By being aware of these signs, you can catch potential problems early and avoid costly repair bills down the road.
If your house is new, this isn’t something you should have to worry about. However, if you own or rent a much older home it is certainly worth being proactive and checking your roof for wear and tear. If it is over 20 years old, it is highly likely repairs could be needed.
Are you able to spot any cracked, rotting, buckling, torn, missing, worn, curled, or loose tiles?
Believe it or not, the moss and algae on your roof could be doing much more damage than you think. This heavy build-up of moisture can lead to the rotting of the surface and can cause serious leaks.
On a similar note, have you noticed puddles of rainwater? Poor drainage can be a gateway into larger and more expensive problems, so it is worth confronting this issue head-on.
INTERIOR SIGNS OF ROOF DAMAGE
We understand a couple of missing tiles or early signs of wear and tear may not seem like an issue to put at the top of your to-do lists. Unless you are unfortunately a victim of the domino effect this can have on your living situation, it is difficult to see how this may unravel into chaos.
We advise you to stay vigilant of mould and damp build-up on your ceilings, the smell of this in older houses can usually lead you to the worst areas. We have seen first-hand, situations where landlords have ignored sagging ceilings as a sign of a weakened external structure, which has led to ceilings opening up and debris making a bedroom unliveable. This is not something you want to be woken up to in the middle of the night!
No need to panic though, the sooner you can get in contact with us and let us know your concerns, we can look at providing a price estimate for you. The good news is, if it was properly installed and is younger than 15 or 20 years old, we could be able to repair the problem areas rather than a full roof replacement.
As a recap here are four interior signs that could indicate roof damage:
1. Water stains on ceilings or walls 2. Sagging ceilings or walls 3. Cracks in plaster or drywall 4. Peeling paint
As winter draws closer, by following these steps you can keep you and your family warm and sheltered from the icy cold. Not only will this be more comfortable for you but by ensuring your roof is in great shape, you could even save money on your energy bills and contribute to protecting our planet. It’s a win, win!
Keay Roofing Services carry out high-quality roof repairs and maintenance to fix leaks, mend general wear and tear and restore damage caused by the weather. Let us save you time, stress, and money by getting any issues resolved quickly.