If you have just purchased your first home, maintenance is part and parcel of property ownership, and that includes your roof. The roof of your home is exposed to the harsh elements and that means erosion and wear and tear. Here is a list of common roofing issues along with suggestions for remedies.
- Missing Roof Tiles – Typically, roof tiles are not fixed down tightly, the nails hold them in place along with the timber ridge they sit on and gale force winds can lift roof tiles, so you need to visually inspect your roof after a bout of heavy weather, just to be sure. Any company that handles roof replacement in Plymouth would be able to replace a few missing roof tiles in no time at all.
- Blocked Guttering – This is a common occurrence and if not cleared, the blockage will result in excess rainwater running down the exterior walls, which is not recommended. This is especially relevant if you have overhanging branches on your roof, as wet leaves can easily become stuck and over time, they will build up to cause a solid obstruction.
- Soffit & Fascia Boards – Typically made from timber, the fascia and soffit boards protect the lower roof line and the underside, and should a section come loose, rain can enter the internal roofing structure. Many homeowners have the soffit and fascia replaced with PVC sections, which never need painting.
The best way to ensure that your roof is in good order is to ask your local roofer to carry out a roof inspection every year, which would reveal any minor issues and they can be repaired before causing any damage.