With summer just around the corner, you have the perfect chance to prepare your home for winter. Rather than leaving it to the last few weeks of autumn, for instance, you should make time while the weather is better, and the days are brighter to inspect your roof. It would not be a very good situation to find yourself in when wintertime is looming to need a completely new roof.
If you are not sure what you should be looking for when inspecting your roof, don’t worry as we are going to highlight five of the biggest signs that your roof is in trouble.
Splits, Punctures or Cracks on Your Flat Roof
If you have a flat felt roof on any part of your property, these are prone to various splits, puncture-style holes and cracks around the edges that are normally caused by adverse weather conditions. Although they may appear only a slight problem when the weather is nice during summer, holes and cracks to allow water to leak through, which can eventually lead to extensive water damage to the interior of your home.
Age of Your Roof
It is generally accepted that most roofs last between 20 and 25 years, depending on the quality of the installation and maintenance. When was your roof installed? If it is looking worse for wear and it is close to the end of its life, it’s time to start thinking about investing in a new roof.
Daylight is Coming Through The Roof
As well as examining your roof from the exterior, it’s also recommended you inspect it from the interior too. Take a look at it during the day and if any gaps are allowing the sunshine to come through, it’s important to contact a company like A Wilson Roofing in Surrey, for professional advice and help. Depending on how excessive the damage is to your roof boards, the roof may need to be completely replaced.
Flat Roof is Sagging
When flat roofs are exposed to excessive extreme weather, their functionality can start to waver as the boards can buckle and break while supporting the water pouring down onto them. This can make your roof start to sag. Not only is this a problem from an aesthetic point of view, but it poses a risk to the exterior of your property too.
Missing or Worn Out Roof Slates or Tiles
If there are leaks or damp patches on the exterior of your roof and ceiling, it may be a sign that you have worn out, slipped or cracked roof tiles. The sooner you tackle this problem, the better. While one or two slates and tiles can be easily replaced, if it becomes a progressive and ongoing problem affecting more and more, you may need to invest in a replacement roof.
There you have it, that wasn’t so difficult really. Now you know exactly what you should be looking out for when you are keeping an eye on your roof during the summer months.