Common Signs You Need Roof Repairs

by | Sep 15, 2015 | Roofing

There are quite a few factors that can damage your roof. However, the bottom line in regard to all of these is the fact that you will need to invest in Roof Repairs in Nottingham. Knowing what to look for is essential and some of the most common signs that you are in need of roof repairs are highlighted here.

Significant Changes in Your Electricity Costs

One of the best ways for you to find issues of roof damage will not even require you to look at the surface. Instead, you can just look at the cost of your monthly electricity. Compare the current costs to the previous month’s costs and see if there is any change. If you notice a significant increase and you have not changed the way you use electricity, then the issue may be related to a leak in your roof that is allowing cooled or heated air to escape your home.

Overflowing Gutters

The rainy season tends to drop quite a bit of water on to roofs and the gutters are responsible for taking all this water away from the surface. If the gutters are filled with leaves and other debris, the water won’t drain properly, instead accumulating in puddles. The weight that results causes drains and gutters to pull away from the structure of the home, leading the way for extensive water damage.

Sagging Roof

Dips in the ridges or slope of your roof mean that the roof is under strain from the extra weight. Multiple layers of shingles are typically the culprit of this excessive weight. Sagging results in the need for roof replacement.

Sings of Water Damage on the Interior of the Building

Insufficient ventilation and roof damage all cause leaks from the ceiling. Signs of these issues include sagging ceilings or water stains on the walls and ceilings.

Exposed Nails

Small yet important, the nails in your roof have a big job. If they go mission or become loose it means there is essentially an open hole present in your roof. Extensive damage can occur when it rains and water gets underneath the nail head. All of this results in possible water damage to the roof, as well as the interior walls of your building. Replacing the loose or missing nails immediately helps to minimise these issues and prevent serious cases of interior water damage.

W R Leivers Roofing offers roof refurbishment & repairs to industrial & commercial clients in Nottingham, UK & surrounding areas.

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