Giving your roof a health check

We may not think about our roof much, but it’s an important part of the structure of our home, so it pays to give it a once over every now and then to make sure it is still in excellent condition. Prevention is usually better, and cheaper, than cure so finding potential problems early can save you a big headache. Here are some common roofing problems can occur:

Leakage

This is one of the most common roof problems and can occur for a number of reasons. Leaks can be seen by looking at the humidity and damp in the loft area. Humidity under the roof can cause mould and rot, leading to serious problems if left undetected and unrepaired for a long time. If damp has spread to the rafters of the then you need a roofing expert specialist directly. If you need emergency scaffolding to fix a roof, contact Scaffolding London at a site like BG Scaffolding, leading suppliers of Scaffolding London.

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Damaged tiles or slates

Stormy weather and high winds can cause the tiles to crack or get blown away. Corrosion over time will reduce the grip and as a result, the tile will be more easily damaged by weather conditions. Sometimes all you need is to replace one or two roof tiles but in poor condition, you may need a complete re-roofing.

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Trees

Trees growing too close to the roof overhanging your property can cause damage. The twigs can rub the roof, gradually wearing away at the protective layering. Bad weather can also make them more likely to fall and shed copious leaves, blocking gutters and leading to drainage problems. Trees near the house must be kept well-trimmed or removed.

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