A good roof can last for as many as 30 years. However, if you don’t give it the necessary maintenance, you’ll be repairing or even replacing it sooner-rather-than-later. And as we all know, roofing repairs in Birmingham and in the UK, in general, can be quite costly. It may be a leaking roof, a few missing tiles, crooked or misalignment, damaged fascias, worn out soffits, mold or moss, losing heat and much more. The following are ways of maintaining the roof:
1. Periodic inspection
Regularly inspecting the roof will help to extend its life. You may notice that the water isn’t flowing right because of debris blocking the gutters, a few tiles may be loose or are faded more than the others and this may be due to misalignment, or the paint on the soffit or fascia may be flaking. Early detection helps to arrest a problem before it gets out of hand. Areas that need to be looked at include gutters, fascias, soffits, vent pipes, and flashing.
2. Clearing debris
Stuck leaves, grass clippings, gravel, bird’s dropping have a negative effect on the roof. They may interfere with the flow of water meaning it stays on longer and may cause rot. The acidic content in the tree sap, bird dropping, leaves or acid rain may start corroding or staining the roof or the debris may interfere with flow and cause water to splash against the soffit or fascia. Regular cleaning helps to eliminate the debris. Due to the risk of slipping or the ladder skidding, it is recommended to deal with a competent roofer in Birmingham.
3. Examine the loft or attic
Some problems are easier to spot when in the attic or loft. These include a damp roof, loose insulation, sagging beams/rafters, moss, and mold. Accessing the attic will help stop a problem from getting worse. A better approach is seeking professional help since they will carefully go through the entire roof and will provide the best solution. It may be a simple cleaning job, debris removal, applying a sealant, or more complex task like replacing a rotted or faded section.
4. Regular Maintenance schedule
Some roofing problems may not be visible and may require special skills or tools. For instance, loose or worn out insulation, mold or dampness beneath the roof, rooting beams, rot and much more. Scheduling periodic inspections with a Birmingham roofer helps to pinpoint such problems. The provider will rely on many years of experience and specialised tools to not only detect but also eliminate the problem. This may entail scraping the moss or mildew, clearing the debris, replacing the insulation, or applying a sealant or protectant.
Maintaining your roof doesn’t need to be a difficult task. You don’t need to take risks scaling the roof and risking falling? Also, you shouldn’t depend on an inexperienced professional to undertake the repairs. At Birmingham Roofers, we specialize in roofing maintenance and repairs and can handle any kind of roof. We have been doing this for many years and pride on a competent and experienced team of professionals who ensure you get the best. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more about our services.