You can never be too wary when it comes to protecting your property or business, and after experiencing some of the worst weather the UK has seen in years, it’s never been more essential to be prepared for the worst.
Regularly checking your roof is essential to help prevent unnecessary repairs or replacements. In real terms, these regular checks can extend the life of your roof from 13 years to 25 years and reduce the cost of repairs and replacements by 45% – well worth a bi-annual maintenance check.
- Signs of leaking – dark stains, discoloration, cracking. (It’s worth noting that the point of damage may not directly point to the location of the leak, water tends to flow to the point of least resistance, which isn’t always near the initial problem)
- Mould, mildew and rot – this can be an indicator of severe structural problems caused by overlooked leaking, so it is essential that you also check the rafter and roof trusses as well
- Weather damage – heavy snow build-up, ice damming
- Buckled, cracked, deformed or missing roof tiles
- Flashing – Cracked silicone caulk, rust spots, improperly placed, loose, visible mould, open joints
- Roof rot – Barge boards, fascias, roof timbers
- Moss or lichen
- Cracked and worn rubber boots around the vent pipes
- Missing or damaged chimney
- Gutters – broken or blocked gutters including rain water pipes
- External Roof Additions – e.g. pipes, satellites, air conditioner units. These all must be checked to ensure that they have not caused excessive wear to the roof
- Roof Deck – to prevent storm damage on your roof, you need to check your roof deck and fascia for any signs of deterioration. Inspect expansion joints for signs of excessive movement and cracks.
Call a professional
Carrying out regular checks will help prevent any damage to your roof following a storm, and a professional roof technician will be able to identify damaged areas in advance. Take a look at our planned maintenance services
We are just a phone call away. If you need fast response maintenance work, our reactive maintenance team can be relied upon to resolve the problem both quickly and efficiently.