How Do I Know If My Roof Is Bad?

Roof Repair Inspection

Here at East Midlands Roofing Solutions, we can offer leading roof repair services for commercial and domestic properties. However, our business relies on our clients being able to spot when something doesn’t seem quite right. We often fulfill inspections for clients off the back of them seeing something. However, many people don’t know what they’re looking for in the first place. In order to help, we’ve put together the following guide to see how to figure out whether your roof is bad.

Signs of Damp

Your roof is subject to a wide variety of conditions, especially in the UK where the weather can be quite unpredictable. One of the biggest culprits of roof damage is water. Water damage can come in a few forms, all of which can lead to different issues. However, if caught early, you should be able to minimise the potential knock on effects of such damage.

When looking for signs of water damage, the first thing that you should look for is any damp patches. If you start to see damp patches, watermarks or mildew in any of your rooms upstairs, you should either inspect your roof or call an expert like ourselves to do it for you. Another telling sign of water damage can be rotting or mould. If this has started to affect your tiles, it could eventually lead to gaps where they have been forced apart. Again, if any of these signs are spotted, you should seek the help of a professional as soon as possible.

Check For Signs of Light

This is such an easy way of monitoring your roof that you should consider building it into your routine. When you go to bed and you’re turning the lights off upstairs, take a look up at the roof. If you’re able to see any signs of light creeping through, you could have cracks or holes that need attention.

This is something that should be attended to as soon as possible by a professional such as ourselves. Once you’ve booked a consultation, we would be able to tell you the significance of the damage, how quickly we need to act and give you a free no-obligation quote for the repairs.

Roof Structure

Just because you can’t see any cracks or holes from the inside, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t any issues. There are a few exterior signs of damage that you can also inspect. The first of these is whether there are any roof tiles that are visibly loose. Another is whether any roof tiles are noticeably broken. If you can’t safely go up onto your roof to check this, you can chek it by looking into your guttering.

If your gutters have pieces of your roof shingles or sand-like granules in them, it could be a sign that your tiles are deteriorating. Checking this regularly is key as whilst seeing a few loose granules may not be anything to worry about, a noticeable increase would be cause for concern. You should also monitor whether your roof is beginning to sag. If you don’t have a flat roof, the top of it should follow a straight line along the ridge. However, if it’s sagging, you may be in need of immediate attention.

Get Advice on Roof Repairs From East Midlands Roofing Solutions

If you’ve completed your inspection and found something that you would like advising on, our team can help. Similarly, if you don’t feel confident inspecting your roof and think that you could benefit from an inspection, we can also help. Home visits can be organised around your schedule. Once organised, one of our experienced and expert roofers can come and analyse the situation and provide a free no-obligation quote for the required repairs.

As mentioned throughout the article, regular inspections should be a part of your routine to maintain a healthy roof. When you do spot something, it’s important to act quickly. Through contacting a professional contractor like ourselves, you can give yourself the peace of mind that your roof is in the right hands. With over 20 years of experience under our belt, East Midlands Roofing Solutions can guarantee the best, most efficient services with the highest quality materials. Our team is also committed to going above and beyond to provide the very best customer service and workmanship in each and every project.

Book Your Free No-Obligation Quote Today

If you’re ready to speak to us regarding a free no-obligation quote, please contact us. Our friendly and experienced team will be happy to assist with any queries that you may have. Here at East Midlands Roofing Services, we’re committed to being a roofer you can trust. We have gained a strong reputation for excellent roofing services across Nottingham and East Midlands, as can be seen in our customer testimonials. In order to provide full transparency, you can also guarantee that we’ll provide a full risk assessment and make all of the necessary information available to you from the start.

As firm believers that the measure of an excellent roofer depends on the satisfaction of their customers, we have also put together a wide portfolio of work to showcase to potential clients. For more information on any of our services, you can take a look across our website. Also, if you’ve found this blog helpful, you can find plenty more like it in our latest news section.

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