Roof Repairs and Inspection
Your roof is the first line of defence, protecting your home and contents from the elements year after year.
Roof problems can soon escalate, causing significant damage to property and possessions.
Cement tiles and slate are the two most widely used roofing materials in the UK.
Minor damage can soon start to cost a lot of money if left un-repaired. Maintenance is essential to keep your costs down.
A roof has a lot of work to do, protecting from rain, ice, snow, wind as well as heat and cold too. Add wildlife and plant damage into that and damage can soon occur.
Your roof faces a lot of different stresses and strains because of the variety of different weather it has to face.
Your roof has to be able to expand and contract as the temperature changes and over time that movement can cause tiles to crack or slip.
Animals, birds and wildlife can also cause damage to ridge tiles, cement work, chimneys and roof spaces, which can cause tiles and slates to slip out of place.
For many homeowners, the first time they realise anything is wrong with their roof is when a loose slate is blown off the roof in windy conditions, or when wet patches are spotted on upstairs ceilings.
Something as simple as a missing or slipped tile can allow a strong wind to lift your roof into the street.
A common area of proof leaks is the flashing around chimney breasts and brickwork. Over time, the cement used can decay and break up, allowing moisture into the joint which then gets worse in cold weather as that moisture can freeze, breaking the cement further.
Wooden fascias also need maintaining to stop them from rotting. That rot can soon spread to your roof trusses causing a more costly problem to repair.
The majority of homeowners take their roofs for granted, not carrying out any preventative maintenance until they notice a problem. Regular roof inspections can save a lot of money in the long term.
It makes sound economic sense to maintain your property to protect the investment you have made. With your roof, a stitch in time really does save nine.
An annual roof inspection will give you the piece of mind to get through the worst winter months, safe in the knowledge that your roof is safe and secure.
Knowing that your home is secure and watertight will give you piece of mind during the harshest of the winter months.