What Could Go Wrong with My Roof?

The roof on your house is the most critical of all the components, as this protects the building form the harsh elements of the UK climate, and regular roof inspections are advised, especially after a bout of bad weather. Here are just a few common roofing issues to watch out for.

  1. Missing or Broken Roof Tiles – By far the most common roofing problem, gale force winds can lift tiles off a roof, so you need to have an inspection after every bout of bad weather. Should you notice missing tiles, the local roofers in Ayr can quickly replace them.
  2. Blocked Guttering – This can cause some serious damage, as excess rainwater does not have a channel to escape, so it will run down the exterior walls, and that is not something you want to happen.
  3. Damaged Fascia and Soffit Boards – These protect the underside of the roof, and if they are made from timber, they will need repainting, and if they have seen better days, why not replace them with PVC? This is maintenance free and with attractive colours, you can really brighten up your roof.
  4. Storm Damage – It is not unusual for a branch of a tree to come crashing down onto the roof, and should this happen, you need an emergency roofer to come and carry out immediate repairs. It could be anything from a few broken tiles to a massive cave in, as you would get with a heavy bough that is ripped off during a storm. 

    The roof is the one component of your home that requires regular inspections, which will reveal any issues and they can be resolved before they cause any damage.

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