THIS PHOTO ABOVE SHOWS A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING THAT COULD BE HAPPENING IN A TROUBLED ROOF
So we have been asked numerous times "how can i tell if my roof is leaking"
The fist stage would be if your are able to and it is safe to do so take a look into your roof space with a torch.
Then start looking for some vital signs such as:
felt with holes
daylight shinning through
These are all vital signs that your roof may need an inspection to see what is going on to cause the felt to fail before water starts poring through into your property.
Then their are other stages such as:
Water staining on the roof timbers
Water staining on the ridge board
Water staining on valley boards
Water staining on hip timbers
or even worse wood rot on the roof timbers. This basically means water has and is coming through causing damage to your structual timbers,
In some cases causing roof collapse or the roof to spread eventually pushing your walls out
Thankfully this doesnt happen often
Then we come to chimneys,
The basic signs for a leaking chimney:
water running down the chimney wall inside the property
black dirty water stains
soft powdery render (if the chimney is rendered in the loft space)
daylight shinning through between the roof and the chimney
These are all basic checks any one can do in there roof space at home if it is safe to do so.
If you are unsure about anything send us a message on our contact form or cantact us direct using the phone numbers on our contact page.