The Ridge Tiles sit at the very top of your Roof. They are at the most vulnerable point of every Roof, as they are most exposed and therefore, the most weather beaten.
If you have a broken or slipped Ridge Tile, because they are at the pinnacle of your Roof, it has the potential to do the most damage, when it rains.
Moss might look harmless, but it can cause moisture damage to the roof tiles and wood underneath.
During summer it can spread fast, so it’s best to catch it before it gets out of control. The easiest way to remove moss is after a dry spell. If your roof is covered in moss, it might have caused further damage, so it could be worth speaking to a roofing expert for advice.
The Guttering System is successfully designed to take ALL the Rain-Water away from your Roof, therefore protecting your property from the elements.
Like ALL systems, if one part is broken, the whole system fails.
This is one of the simplest Roof Maintenance jobs of them all, but also the one people leave the longest.
If left for long enough, the water can spill over, rot the Fascia or Soffit and even enter the wall cavity.
Please DO NOT ignore, it is Not cost effective!
Chimneys are a common source of leaks. It’s important to check the flashing and make sure that it isn’t peeled away, dislodged or otherwise damaged. Vents should be investigated to make sure that the sealant isn’t cracking or peeling away. Any structure that penetrates through the roof and requires sealing to ensure that your roof doesn’t leak should be looked at it. These are the natural weak points when it comes to your roof and water coming through into your home.
A damp smell in your Loft is a sure way to detect that your Roof, is or has had a leak. Monitoring your roof from the indoors is just as important, so make sure you regularly check your attic or roof space for areas that are sagging while keeping an eye out for water damage and leaks. Dark spots and drips are usually major indicators that you have a roof leak. Furthermore, check whether there is any light entering the room from outside and check your joists for woodworm, dampness, fungus and rot.
As with everything we have said, please DO NOT IGNORE these signs.
The most obvious sign of Roof leaks.
Damp should not be ignored, especially in terms of Personal Health, never mind Roof Health.
Again, these signs should not be ignored, especially when heading into Winter
To truly protect YOUR property as we head into the Winter Season...these 7 Tips are a great start.
But It is not just about Winter. If ANY of the above are noticed on your property at ANY time of the year, GET IT CHECKED!
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