If there is one area of the home that we pay too little attention to it is certainly the roof. How often do you check your roof to make sure all the tiles are present or look for damage to the roof, gutters, or other parts? We know the answer will be either ‘not very often’ or even ‘never’! You are not alone, as the roof is tucked away high up and out of sight, but that does not take away from the fact it is one of the most important parts of a home or commercial building.
The roof is designed to keep out the wind, rain, snow and also the sun. It’s the uppermost protection for those within the house. Yet a roof is also susceptible to damage due to various factors. A storm can leave tiles out of place, and this leads to water seeping into the roof space and causing damp. Debris can gather in the guttering which becomes blocked and results in pooling of water on the roof. General wear and tear will take its toll, too, as no roof will last forever.
If you suspect you need your roof repaired or replaced we recommend this resource about pitched roof replacement costs as a starting point and you may be surprised that a replacement roof might not be as expensive as you believe. What is important is that you have your roof checked by professionals who can advise you of the state of play, and perhaps give you the low-down on whether you need repairs or a replacement.
Finding a Roofing Contractor
Finding the right roofing contractor – one that you trust and can rely upon to provide you with a quality repair or replacement job at sensible rates – may not be the work of a moment. It is sensible to ask around friends and family for local recommendations. We can also recommend you check out roofcosts.co.uk for plenty of advice and no obligation roofing quotes from carefully selected roofing contractors who are registered with them, and will be local to you for the best service and solutions.
It is important that you keep a close eye on the state of your roof, especially if you have been in your home for some time. Problems such as a growth of moss – which can take over a roof very quickly if allowed to – are not the easiest to deal with, but a professional with the right tools and expertise will be able to perform the job of getting rid of moss quickly, effectively and safely, and at an affordable rate that won’t break the bank!
Have a walk around and check the roof from below for any obvious problems – missing slates are easy to spot, and damaged guttering too – and pop your head into the loft space and see if there is light coming in where there should not be. If you want peace of mind, give the local roofing contractor a call and they will perform a check and advise you what needs to be done.