Having a strong roof over your head is one of the basic needs that are essential to human life. Although it’s normal to have little hiccups with your home, for example, a broken down dishwasher or a leak in the bathroom, or even a bit of damage done to your roof during a storm, continuous problems with the same feature could mean a bigger problem. When it comes to roof maintenance there are a few signs that it might be time to pack in the repairs and get your roof replaced. Below are some key examples of a time you might need to consider a new roof.
Just because your roof has suffered a little damage during a storm does not mean you need to get the entire thing replaced. Severe weather damage could even cause one or a few of your roof slates to fall off. In this instance, it is okay to have those individual tiles replaced if the rest of the roof is still intact. A word of warning though: roof tiles will discolour over time so even if you get the exact match, the newer ones could look very different from the originals. If falling roof tiles is a problem you have had on several occasions and your roof starts to look like a checkerboard, it is time to get it replaced.
Some roof tiles may become cracked. Wind damage is one of the biggest culprits of cracked tiles. As we all know, Scotland is extremely windy a lot of the time so this type of damage is likely with Scottish roofs. So, similarly to the point above, replacing one or two cracked roof tiles is okay, but when the problem becomes server it’s time to get your home re-roofed by a professional.
This one is slightly more obvious but we feel it is still worthy of mentioning. When you are in your loft space and you can see a stream of sunlight shining through the ceiling it is definitely time to get a new roof. Remember, if light can get in so can wind, rain and snow. Water penetrating into your home will lead to a whole world of problems that you don’t want to have to deal with. So as soon as you see the light shining through, contact our expert team at Fort Roofing Scotland.
A sagging roof is another serious offender. Although we never want anyone to panic, we strongly advise that you are quick to get in touch if you notice your roof is sagging. This problem could signify an issue with the decking in the loft, or worse with the supports in the foundation. At Fort Roofing Scotland, we have many years of experience in new roof replacement and roof repairs so we are more than equipped to deal with any issue you are having, big or small. Complete our contact form today to get in touch with our expert team.
Our Team of fully qualified roofing experts have years of experience and knowledge in the roofing industry, whether its new roofs or re-roofing, why not depend on a team you can trust. We work in Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire and beyond, so why not arrange a home visit from our team for your free no obligation quote! Our Team of fully qualified roofing experts have years of experience and knowledge in the roofing industry, whether its new roofs or re-roofing, why not depend on a team you can trust. We work in Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire and beyond, so why not arrange a home visit from our team for your free no obligation quote!