Common roof issues

September 25, 2017

Common Roof issues 


5 Common Roof Problems


As roofing specialists in Exeter, we are experienced in identifying and solving common roof problems. If left undiscovered for a long period of time, these simple issues can worsen, causing significant damage to your property. To help you catch them early, we’ve broken down the 5 most common roof problems, all of which can be easily solved by a trusted roofing specialist like us!


1. Poor installation or faulty repairs


Poorly installed roofs or ineffective roof repairs can cause more problems than they fix. A few tell-tale signs of a bad roof installation are poor shingle placements that appear loose, faulty gutters that direct water towards your home instead of away from it, and a badly installed flashing that allows water to enter.


2. Leaks


Roof leaks can go unnoticed if you don’t go into your loft very often. Damp conditions such as rain, snow, hail and ice can cause moisture to get under the layers of your roof and cause problems such as mould, rot and leaks. Leaks can seriously damage the interior of your house, especially carpets and furniture. If you have a leak that is causing damage to your home, it is considered an emergency.


3. Slipped or broken tiles


Roof tiles can be damaged or even completed destroyed by extreme weather conditions. It’s completely normal to require a replacement of a tile on your roof occasionally, particularly if you live in an area where there are strong winds or stormy conditions. It’s advisable to check your roof for slipped or broken tiles after extreme weather to make sure this common roof problem doesn’t go unnoticed.


4. Debris/ clogged gutters


The build-up of debris and clogged gutters is another issue that can worsen over time if it isn’t dealt with quickly. When left untreated, clogged gutters lead to problems that require expensive repairs, such as leaks, foundation damage and wood damage. Although unclogging your gutter may seem like a tedious task, you will thank yourself for it in the future.


5. Neglected roof/ failing to address small problems


Many people don’t realise the importance of regular roof inspections. When it comes to common roof problems, maintenance is crucial for identifying issues or potential problems before they become an issue. Getting your roof inspected regularly will not only save you money in the long run, but it will also help to ease your mind. Life is too short to be worrying about your roof!


If you haven’t had a professional roof inspection recently, or you’re concerned about any of these common roof problems, please feel free to contact the roofers in Exeter SS Roofing specialists today to book an inspection.

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