5 Warning Signs That Your Roof May Need Repairing

When it comes to roof damages, it’s best to spot these issues early and get them repaired as soon as possible. This can be done by checking your roof twice per year to ensure there are no warning signs that your roof needs to be repaired

Catching any small damages early can stop them from becoming larger issues, resulting in a much more cost-effective fix and potentially avoiding dangers to you and your family. We suggest using a professional for your roof maintenance checks and roof repairs as this can be dangerous without the right knowledge and equipment. 

In this article, we explore 5 warning signs that your roof may need to be repaired and what you should do if you require a repair. 

1. Loose or Missing Roof Tiles 

Loose or missing roof tiles should be replaced or reinstalled as soon as possible as tiles are the protective layer of the roof. Water gets into your internal roofing area if tiles are missing or not installed properly, resulting in water damage and leaks. If left long enough, this can cause issues with the roof’s structure making it a much more dangerous, expensive and complicated fix. 

If you have experience and the right tools, reinstalling the tiles yourself should be done as soon as possible. On the other hand, without adequate experience, we suggest contacting your local roofing company

2. Water Damage 

It goes without saying that if you are finding water patches or leaks on your walls or ceiling there is an issue. Finding watermarks and patches around your home interior is a strong indicator that your roof has cracks or holes which should be attended to as soon as possible. 

Having leaks and water damage in your home will increase the risk of mould growth and cause structural damage to your roof which can not only be dangerous but also expensive to fix. If you find any water patch, regardless of the size, it’s best to contact a local roofer to have them inspect your roof and fix any issues as soon as possible. 

3. Old and Aging Roof  

In the UK, the most common roofing materials are tiles and shingles as they are built to withstand the harsh British weather conditions. That being said, a typical roof in the UK will last anywhere from 25-35 years before the quality of your roof is compromised. Once your roof gets past the 20-year mark, it may be worth asking a roofing specialist to inspect your roof to see if any repairs or replacements are required. 

4. Roof Sagging 

Roof sagging is where the roof starts to dip in the middle due to the roof structure not having sufficient support for the load. This may be an early sign of structural damage to your roof which should be treated as soon as possible. Roof sagging can be caused by age, improper installation, or poor-quality roofing materials. If you notice your roof is sagging you should contact your local roofing company.

5. Damaged Flashing 

Roof flashing is a material used to provide waterproofing to the roof which is installed beneath the shingles or tiles. As flashing protects the most vulnerable parts of the roof, if it becomes damaged then you run the risk of water damage, especially when it rains heavily. If you notice water damage and leaks in your home, this may be due to flashing being damaged which is something your local roofing company will be able to diagnose. 

How Can The Roofing Company Bristol Help With Roof Repairs?

The Roofing Company Bristol has been offering roof repairs across Bristol for over 50 years. We provide reasonable pricing, an amazing quality of work and an outstanding service. If you have been facing any of these issues, contact us at 0117 950 2610 to speak with our roofing experts.

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