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Roofers Leeds - Common Roofing Problems


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Leeds Roofer shares some common roofing problems and answer the question how to prolong the life of your roof.

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Roofers Leeds - Common Roofing Problems

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  2. 2. One of the most overlooked matters when it comes to roofing is simple enough even for the untrained eyes of most householders. <br />A regular inspection of your roof tiles from whatever height you are most comfortable with, be that on the ground or up a ladder, with binoculars or not, will ensure that minor jobs don't turn into emergencies.<br /> 208 9394<br />
  3. 3. Take a look a the list of common roof problems below and apply them when you inspect your roof some time soon.<br /> 208 9394<br />
  4. 4. When unsightly moss gathers on a roof it is a problem for two reasons. Firstly it doesn't look good and secondly since the moss retains water it becomes heavier and that puts a strain on the roof.<br /> <br /> 208 9394<br />
  5. 5. Broken and cracked tiles are often caused by water which has been retained on the roof and then frozen and expanded.<br />The stormy English weather is very adept at finding any weaknesses so cracked and damaged tiles are more likely to be the weakest link. Any loose or missing tiles leave the roof exposed to the elements and there is then a greater chance of leaks.<br /> 208 9394<br />
  6. 6.  <br />Moss is a real enemy when it comes to roof health and another reason is that it lifts the tiles up as it spreads and grows increasing the risk of water penetration and greater exposure to the wind and ultimately being dislodged. <br />Moss causes numerous problems on a roof. It acts like a sponge retaining large volumes of water. In winter the water it retains freezes causing damage known as frost heave and ice dams which results in damage to all areas of the roof.<br /> 208 9394<br />
  7. 7. Roof moss is home to a number of insects which can cause damage and attract birds to the roof. Birds tear off the top layer of roof moss, to expose the insects living in it and then discard the moss which generally finds its way into the gutter, and is the cause of leaks and overflow. In the worse cases this can also be the cause of drainage problems if the material is allowed to get into them.<br /> 208 9394<br />
  8. 8. When the cement comes loose from ridges that is both a potential hazard due to falling debris as well as leaving the roof vulnerable to water getting in . Rain seldom falls straight down, the wind blows it in from all directions meaning that it will be able to get into the gaps and into the roof.<br /> 208 9394<br />
  9. 9. If a ridge tile is not securely cemented in it will be at risk. They are exposed and the wind will find a way in through any gaps in the cement and cause the tile to become lifted. You don't want to be anywhere near, below when that happens.<br /> 208 9394<br />
  10. 10. Flashings is the material often lead , possibly plastic or rubber that is installed to prevent seepage of water between two different roof surfaces. Areas involved include chimneys and roof valleys , skylights , dormers and walls.<br /> 208 9394<br />
  11. 11. So , the bottom line is that if you want your roof to last longer :<br />Keep an eye on it<br />Deal with any potential problems quickly <br />Use a professional roofing company like :<br /> 208 9394<br />
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