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Mero Building Construction & Design Ltd | 6 WAYS TO TELL IF YOUR ROOF NEEDS A REPAIR

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18/05/16
The roof is an important part of your house that should be kept in a good condition to protect you and your family from the sun and snow, lightning and rain. To extend the life of your roof you should start protecting your home by using some simple observation skills.

To extend the life of your roof you should start protecting your home by using some simple observation skills. Simply, keep an eye on the internal and external signs of the problems that your roof might show and do regular inspections two times a year – spring and fall. These simple techniques will save you a fortune and will also be a big plus if you decide to sell your home in the future.

Look out for these warning signs to keep your roof in a good condition:
  • Sagging of a roof deck: as water builds up, boards can break under the weight
  • Water damage or leaking: damp or leaks may signal a cracked or slipped tile
  • Dark spots and trails: the roof may have a tear
  • Rotting and algae growth on external part of the roof: mold, fungi and bacteria can grow very quickly in a water-related problem (24-48 hours)
  • Cracked, torn, bald or missing tiles: it should be replaced quickly to prevent water from penetrating the felt underneath
  • Examine the drainage and make sure gutters and downspouts are securely attached as well as all drains are open and allow water to exit properly

If your roof was properly installed and is less than 15 - 20 years old, it can often be repaired rather than replaced.
But if you do decide to go ahead and replace the whole roof - be aware this isn't your average DIY project. It's extremely tough work, especially if you're taking off the old roof.

Contact us to find out what needs to be done and get an estimate of roof repair. Don’t delay your roof repairs before you have no choice, many repairs can be made before a major rebuild is necessary.

We are a construction company that covers construction work in South West London as well as Sussex and will be glad to take away your worries.

Published by the Mero Building Construction & Design Team.

Disclaimer: This document is intended to provide general advice and has been prepared as a guide only. It is the user’s responsibility to decide how they want to proceed with the information given. Mero Building Construction & Design accepts no responsibility for any errors, omissions, or misleading statements on these pages.