When was the last time that you took a good look at the state of your roof? Of course, most people just go about their daily business without taking too much notice of the roof over their heads. But, in keeping out the rain, sun, and other weather conditions, every roof takes a beating over time. This can lead to damage and other problems that need to be repaired. Indeed, some people even find that storm damage has left them with a severely damaged roof that needs a complete replacement.
How Do You Know If You Need Some Repairs?
The truth is, of course, that most of us aren’t actually roofing experts, so it stands to reason that we wouldn’t necessarily recognise the signs of roof damage unless they were pointed out to us. This especially applies to the more subtle signs. The good news is that if you do find that your roof isn’t up to scratch, companies such as City2Surf Roofing can help.
Here are some signs of possible roof problems that you shouldn’t ignore:
- Eaves: The eaves under the very edges of the roof are often a good indicator of the health of the roof. Eaves that are warped have usually sustained water damage because part of the guttering or roof is leaking in rain water. Over time, this warps and buckles the eaves and may cause them to blacken and go mouldy. This is definitely one to watch for if you’re looking at buying a home.
- Visual signs: It might seem simple, but just by looking at your roof you can sometimes find signs of damage. This is especially the case with tiled roofs where it is possible to see broken or dislodged tiles even from the ground at times.
- Leaking: Do you notice that there are dripping noises above your head during a heavy downpour? Quite often when there are holes in the roof, rain water will leak inside during a rain shower and will drip through onto insulation and other areas in the roof space. The problem is that this rain water will pool and cause other damage. Insulation can become damaged, electrical wiring can become damaged, and even the wooden battens holding up your roof can start to weaken due to becoming wet.
- Water damage: When water gets into the roof, it can cause damage to ceilings and walls. This is most often seen as water damage that looks like black, grey, or brown circles or spots. It’s most often noticed in the corners of rooms. If you also notice a musty smell, you likely also have a black mould problem, too. Wet areas are great places for black mould to grow and cause additional damage to structures.
Avoid the Extra Expense
Every roof at some point will require some running repairs, even though it’s most likely in older properties. Signs of a leaking roof should never be ignored, as they can end up costing a lot more in additional repairs.