A general rule to follow when it comes to your roof is-if you have a leak, then you have a problem!
There are several factors that can contribute to roof problems:
Age of roof
Every roof has a projected lifespan, this will vary depending on the considerations such as weather conditions and materials used. Age is one of the most common factors that affects a roofs lifespan. yet it is one that many homeowners often overlook. If your roof is starting to look a little old and tired, it may be time for an upgrade.
Lack of Maintenance
Every roof needs regular maintenance – especially after bad weather. For example, slates and tiles can slip, crack or come loose and ridge tiles may need repointing. You should always use an experienced roofing contractor to make sure the work is completed to a professional standard.
Poor Ventilation or Insulation
If your roof space is badly ventilated, it could lead to problems. Poor ventilation can cause a build-up of heat and moisture which is trapped with nowhere to go. In turn, this can weaken the roof structure or cause damage to the roof surface and internal structure.
Failed Lead Flashing
Flashing acts as a seal between the vulnerable joints of the roof, helping to keep water out and preventing leaks. If your flashing has deteriorated, or has been installed incorrectly, water can enter your roof and potentially cause damage over time.
Faulty workmanship is one of the biggest causes of problems and reduces a roofs life expectancy. This tends to be one of the more common reasons for troubles that crop up at some point in the life of the roof.
Farington Roofing is an Experienced Roofer Based in Lancashire
Jeff Nelson is a specialist roofer with almost 40 years’ experience in the roofing trade. Based in Lancashire and providing roofing services to homes and businesses across the Lancashire and beyond. Serving customers in the local areas of Nelson, Chorley, Preston, Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan, and beyond. Specialising in all aspects of roofing, from a simple roof repair to a full new roof installation. Just get in touch for a free quote or advice.
Tel: 01257 272 084
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