Your roof isn’t something that you check every day, so therefore it can be hard to know exactly when you need a roof replacement. Especially with so much to think about day-to-day, it’s very easy to forget about keeping your roof maintained.
However, when it comes to your roof, it’s better to be safe rather than sorry! That’s why we recommend getting in touch with roofing contractors, no matter what the problem with your roof may be. After all, trained roofing specialists will be able to diagnose any roof-related.
In the meantime, here at The Roofing Company Bristol Ltd, as expert roofing contractors, we have rounded up some of the most common signs that you should be concerned about should they appear. After all, a solid roof is important for a warm, cosy and leak-free home! What’s more, should you need any further advice, make sure to call us today on 01174 055 158. We’ll be more than happy to give you all the new roof advice you need.
Your Roof is Reaching its 25th Birthday!
Typically, an asphalt shingle roof will last around 20 to 30 years. Even if your roof looks good from the ground, if it is over 25 years old, you might start noticing problems occurring more frequently.
Of course, this does depend on the material your roof is made from and the weather conditions where you live, so it’s best to get your roof checked by roofing contractors.
Light Showing in Your Attic
If you can see light coming through into your attic or loft, then it is very likely that your roof is in need of some TLC. You could be suffering from cracks or missing tiles. The best way to check this for yourself is by taking a look from the exterior and looking for any damage. If you see anything concerning, then it is very likely that you need to talk to some roofing specialists and ask them to examine the roof. After all, it’s important to remember that if daylight can get into your roof, other things will be able to as well!
Essentially, the top of your roof should follow a straight line. If you spot any sagging in the middle, this could be a huge warning sign that your roof has structural damage and this could even cause your roof to collapse if it is not detected and dealt with as soon as possible.
Roof sagging is caused by frequent exposure to moisture and huge amounts of water, low-grade roofing materials and improper installations.
To prevent sagging, it’s important that your roof was installed correctly, made from the best roofing materials and therefore water clears properly off the roof.
Roof Tiles are Missing
Generally, if you are suffering from a damp area or a leak through your roof, this may indicate either a cracked, slipped or even missing roof tile. This will require roofing specialists to replace, however, it’s important to note that this should be done as soon as possible, as should this turn into a more extensive problem, you’ll likely need a whole new roof and roof replacement.
Debris in Your Gutters
It’s a good idea to check your guttering from time to time for debris, including pieces of shingles, or sand-like granules. These sand-like granules are the material that protects your tiles, so if they are falling off and into your gutters, it could be an early sign that your roof is deteriorating. Of course, it’s important to note that a few loose granules are normal, but if the amount of residue increases then it’s important to get this investigated further.
This protective coating will usually come away due to atmospheric changes, constant exposure to weather, long term usage and moisture.
Typically when this starts to happen, you should look to replace and repair tiles and replace their protective coating.
Don’t Wait for Major Damage Before Calling Your Local Roofing Specialists
People tend to think that if they can see any obvious visible damage then their roof will be good enough for many years to come. However this is not always the case and by calling your local roofing specialists, you could save yourself a lot of money in the long run.
Here at The Roofing Company Bristol Ltd, we are Bristol’s leading roofing specialists. We recommend, to ensure that your roof lasts and is kept in top condition for years to come, that you have it inspected at least twice a year. Should you need a roof inspection, make sure to call us today to speak to our team of experts.
In fact, as Bristol’s leading family-run roofing specialists we have many years of experience in providing first-class roofing repairs, installations and replacements. We’ll always aim to ensure that any damage to your property is minimised, by solving the problems you are having with your roof quickly and efficiently, with a high standard of roofing services.
We’re also Competent Roofer, Construction Line and National Federation of Roofing Contractors approved, simply for your peace of mind that you can trust us and our roofing services.
No matter what the size of the home, or commercial property, we’ll be more than happy to help and offer your expert advice on our range of roofing services. Make sure to get in touch with our team of experts and call us today on 01174 055 158.
Jack McGivern works for Roofing Company Bristol Ltd as a marketing specialist