Wednesday 8 July 2020
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What Could Go Wrong with My Roof?

The roof is the most important component of any building, and there are many ways in which it can be damaged, especially with the harsh British climate we all have to endure. Let’s take a look at the various scenarios that would result in roof damage, along with repair suggestions. 

  1. Missing Roof Tiles – The most obvious issue, any missing roof tiles should be replaced as soon as possible, otherwise rainwater can enter the internal roof structure, where dampness would occur.
  2. Blocked Guttering – This is a very real risk, especially if you happen to have trees that overhang the roof. Wet leaves and small branches can easily create a guttering obstruction, and without immediate action, water will run down the exterior walls.
  1. Chimney Damage – The chimney can easily be damaged during heavy storms, and with affordable chimney repair in Wokingham, you can quickly carry out repairs. The mortar joints on the chimney are eroded by the weather and might need repointing.
  1. Falling Branches – Obviously, a falling tree, or bough, could cause serious damage to your roof, and if you have trees that overhang the roof, ask your local arborist to take a look at the condition of the tree. Tree surgery can prevent serious roof damage, so make sure you have any overhanging trees looked at by a professional tree surgeon.
  1. Water Damage – There is a number of ways that water could enter the internal roof structure; missing roof tiles or soffit boards that are out of place are just two of the ways that rainwater can gain access to the internal framework.

Regular roof inspections are advised, which will reveal any minor issues before they cause any damage and swift repairs are the order of the day with any minor roofing issue.