Noticing that you have a roof leak can be the hardest part of roofing maintenance, as leaks are often slow, and can cause a lot of damage before you would normally notice a problem.
To spot small leaks before they turn into a big problem, it’s a good idea to inspect your roof at least once a year (or twice a year if possible).
Parts of a roof likely to break
The parts of a roof in London most likely to need repair are flashing ( e.g. around any chimneys or pipes) – look for any bits of felt with cracks or curled edges.
Also look for any cracked or damaged roofing shingles. Extreme weather and ice can cause cracked tiles which can leave large parts of the roof exposed to the felt underneath.
Look for any dis-coloured patches of roofing, for example any black or green areas; this may be algae which can eat away at the roof.
If your roof is more than a few years old, check the loft or attic ceiling (and rafters) for damp patches after a storm or period of heavy snow.
Roofing repairs are cheaper earlier Spotting roofing leaks and knowing when repairs are needed can be challenging, though most home owners will manage it. However, doing the actual work is usually only possible by a qualified roofer.
Leaving a roof leak unfixed can result in damp walls, mold in the loft, and at worse, structural damage to the roof itself.
If you have a roofing emergency, such as a leaking roof or gutter repairs, call HEATFLOW Plumbing.com now on 0208 279 2838 or 075 888 66 228 and we’ll get a qualified roofer in London out to you as soon as possible.
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