Choosing whether to repair or replace your roof when your roof damage has become enough for your home? You might not have thought about it but most home-owners are faced with this question after damage or a leak is spotted even damp patches on the ceiling.
We want to tell you how you can check your roof and determine whether it needs to be repaired or replaced. As one of the most trusted and oldest roofing companies in the Dublin area we help you with that decision based on the amount of damage and actual condition of the roof.
First off Inspecting Your Roof
To begin with, conduct a visual inspection from the ground. Look for signs of aging such as cracks, curling or loose slates/tiles on your roof. If you are able, cover every angle. It is important to look the roof over a couple of times a year. Remember prevention is better than cure.
Pay attention to the valleys, vent pipe and all spots that intersect valley – condition of lead. The flashing should be intact and undamaged. Likewise should have no signs of visual damage.
The attic and trusses and the underside of the roof if visible should be checked also. Look for water stains and signs of warping. Check for clumps which are a sure sign of water damage.
We recommend that you get a professional inspection done by an experienced roofer or survey engineer when you suspect damage. We offer free roof inspection service to all Dublin home-owners. We also provide a detailed report of all the findings and provide our recommendations on what services you need.
Signs That You Need Roof Repairs
The first thing is to find out if you roofing issues are in one place of the roof. If the answer is yes, you might get away with roof repair. It could be a slipped tile or a small hole caused by wind or debris.
Never ignore any damage even though may it seem small. Given time and exposure even the smallest hole can grow in a very short time causing even more widespread damage. If you need roof repair, we recommend that you get this fixed straight away.
Signs You Need Roof Replacement
If your roof is more than 15 years old and you found damages in multiple areas on it, you are most likely looking at a roof replacement.
If your roof is not really that old but the damages on your roof are widespread and large such as curling, cracked or loose tiles, the damage is serious. If you find patches of multiple missing tiles/slates from multiple places on your roof, your roof will need work. A.S.A.P
Any questions or you need a roof inspection, please call us in dublin or send us a message using our contact page. We provide drone images/footage when requested.