There are a few things that you can look for with your roof which will spare potential future problems.
Look for any missing, slipped, or broken tiles. Tiles can slide into the gutter, so looking along the gutter line is an easy way to quickly check for obvious missing tiles.
Tiles and slates start to flake and disintegrate, particularly during cold weather. Water enters small cracks in the surface of the tile, before it freezes and expands. This is seen by small orange flakes scattering the tiled roof.
Freezing water can also cause the mortar to crack and disintegrate. Check all mortar work (such as ridges and hips) to make sure that the cement hasn’t disintegrated away from the tiles. This can result in a loose ridge tile which can cause damage to the rest of the roof, particularly in strong winds.
It is also important to regularly check and clean the gutters. Leaves, dirt, debris, and even tennis balls can all end up in a gutter, causing it to block. A blocked gutter can cause a leak due to the overflow of water needing somewhere to go.
A summary of the roofing services we provide at a glance…
New tile roofs
New slate roofs
Flat roof installation
Flat roof repairs
Built up felt roofing
Synthetic slate roofs
Soffit & Fascia
At BM Roofing we’re proud of our reputation for high quality workmanship, value for money and great customer service.
We welcome all enquiries and are always on hand to assist so please call 01273 803960 or alternatively, complete the simple form to send us an email enquiry.