As a homeowner or tenant you don’t want to neglect one crucial part of your home – the roof. Roofing repairs are essential to get carried out quickly, in fact as soon as you notice that a problem might have occurred with your tiled roof. One leak could ruin your ceiling and other structural parts of your home, and if left too long, because you are worried about how much it might cost, then it could get worse and more expensive in the long run.
If you have water running in call us for expert help
It’s important to occasionally check the condition of the roof and to know how to spot roof leaks so you can get them fixed in a timely manner. That said, do you have a checklist when looking for reliable roof repair services? Make sure you know these tips first..
Get the help of an experienced roofer
We can give you an approximate cost of a roof repair based on some photographs of your roof. Some pictures of your loft or ceiling as well as outside shots to see what tiles you have and roughly where you think the leak may be coming in should be enough for us to give you an idea of how much it costs to repair your roof. These can be emailed or Whatsapped to us. Easy access to the roof is important and the use of scaffolding may increase the costs of your job depending on what part of the roof needs to be repaired, but it may just be a slipped or loose tile that needs putting back in place, which is a quick and inexpensive fix for your problem.
What about a roof replacement?
If you are wondering if you need to get a new roof then be sure to understand the options involved, whether a full new roof is needed and actually how much is a new roof with our tips below.
Why you might need a new roof
Tiles, mortar and underlay
Your roof’s age will affect the materials used, how it was originally constructed and how it may have been maintained. You might consider replacing it if it is older than 20 years and there is obvious damage to the underlay underneath or indeed no underlay at all.
Older roofs such as traditional terraces that were built with mortar as a bedding material may experience breaking and cracking mortars. This could indicate that the roof has reached the end of its lifespan. Remember that mortar should be replaced, not just repaired.
Your roof is made up of the tiles and underlay that work together to keep water out. We may be able to repair a small tear in the underlay. However, if there are multiple tears, water can seep through and then it will be necessary to replace the underlay if it has become rotten or worn. Rotted underlay can cause your roof structure to weaken over time and a new roof would be required in this instance, since it is impossible to replace the whole roof’s underlay without taking all the tiles off.