When it comes to your roof, out-of-sight-out-of-mind can be a risky attitude to have. There are all manner of things that can go wrong with your roof, so regular inspections are vital for catching them before they require professional repairs.
To help, we have put together a roof inspection checklist to ensure you know what to look for when the time comes to check.
Rust on the flashing
The flashing on a roof helps direct rainwater away and prevents it from leaking into your home. However, flashing can rust if not cared for, resulting in cracks and warping.
Catching any rusting early and removing it before it starts to compromise the flashing will help prevent any long-term deterioration.
Leaking or blocked-up gutters
Top of the list when it comes to things to look out for when inspecting your roof, leaking or blocked-up gutters are a common problem typically caused by a build-up of leaves and other vegetation. Regular checks are essential for keeping pipes clear and avoiding water pooling on the roof and the associated risks.
Thankfully, clearing gutters is often straightforward and vital for avoiding further issues with your roof.
Build-up of moss
A build-up of moss is not necessarily an issue to worry over, though should still be included as part of any roof inspection checklist. As plants hold moisture, a large amount of moss can become a potential long-term risk to your roof’s slates or brickwork if left.
Light breaking through from the outside
Any light coming through your roof not from a purpose built window is likely to indicate a crack or hole. Having any sort of break in your roof opens your home up to the elements, which can leave your interiors and possessions at risk of damage from the weather or pests.
Missing or broken slates, tiles or shingles
Missing or broken slates, tiles or shingles are also likely to open up your home to the outside world, resulting in all kinds of potential damage. If your roof has slates, tiles or shingles in need of repairs or replacing, it is vital to get the work done as soon as possible.
What to look out for during a roof inspection: final thoughts
We hope our 5 Things to Look Out for When Inspecting Your Roof guide has provided you with all the information you need when it comes time to carry out a check. However, should you find any issues or would prefer an expert to inspect your roof, we can help. Get in touch by calling us on 01782 792809 or emailing email@example.com.
Here at Roof Care (North Staffs) LTD, we are the experts at professional roofing services, offering services including domestic roofing, commercial roofing, and heritage roofing. We are an established roofing company proud to work with clients throughout Stoke-on-Trent, Congleton and the wider Staffordshire and Cheshire regions.