Regardless of how long you’ve owned your home, you’re not likely to avoid roof replacement when it is needed. Like most aspects of your home, a roof can reach the end of its lifespan, or it can be affected by severe weather conditions or issues such as damp within your home. If you’re unsure whether your home needs a new roof, here are five signs that indicate a potential issue.
This may sound obvious, but if your roof is starting to look tired and worn out, it’s likely that it needs to be replaced. A roof needs to withstand a great deal to protect your entire home, so it is no surprise that eventually you will need a replacement. The average lifespan for a standard roof is approximately twenty years, but this is only a guideline. So, if your roof is newer, but has started to develop issues, you shouldn’t rule out the need for replacement.
If there is a great deal of moss growing on and around your roof, it can significantly compromise the lifespan of your roof. Moss can have catastrophic effects on roofing materials, as it burrows between the materials and causes cracks. Not only can cracks create water damage, but the moss will soak up water, which can cause further leaks and water damage. If you see signs of moss growing on your roof, it is essential to have the moss removed and replace any damaged materials as quickly as possible.
Even minor damage to your roof can allow water to penetrate through into your home. A slow drip can allow litres of water to soak into woodwork, plaster and other areas of your home, causing damage and encouraging the growth of mould and mildew. Therefore, it is crucial to check the surface of the roof to check it remains in good conditions. If there are any holes due to nails that have worked loose or screws that are missing, you need to address this immediately. You should ensure that you tighten screws or nails back in place and secure the area with quality sealing.
A roof is designed to withstand a variety of conditions from rain and snow to high winds, which all can impact the longevity of the materials. If your roof has water damage, you may need a full replacement, or it may be possible to repair the affected areas. If there is a significant amount of water damage, the repair costs can start to add up, so it is beneficial to have a fresh start with a brand new roof. An experienced, reputable professional can assess your roof and discuss which is the best option for your home.
There is a great likelihood that your home was built at approximately the same time as the surrounding houses. So, if you notice that your neighbours have started to replace their roofs, it may be time to consider one yourself. It is worth asking your neighbour if they are replacing their roof due to damage specific to their property, as this could give you a few more years before you need a replacement.
From the first phone call to the follow up calls after the work was completed such a professional team . I can happily recommend to any one looking to have work done.
Really happy with company, great bunch of lads to deal with really good quality of workmanship
Im a builder and have used RFR several times and can recommend
Quite pleasant to deal with, very clean and tidy, pleased with the work and price. I have already recommended to friends.
I had RFR in to re set my ridge tiles. Couldn’t have been more happier with the outcome!
So far so good
The work has been carried out to professional standard, the guys were really friendly and carried out the work quickly with no issues. Great job!! Would definitely use again.
Shaun and sons team did a great job on our roof repairs and did exactly what was required. Very polite and a professional service. Very pleased
Speedy response, very honest advice. Excellent service and a really nice person to deal with, thank you for your time.
H10 provided a written quote promptly, their team and scaffloders were polite, prompt, tidy and took the time to explain and show what they were doing. All in all a hassle free and recommended service.
Mr S Fagan
Paul fixed storm damage to my roof. He gave a prompt quote and despite being very busy he repaired the roof in excellent time whilst keeping in contact. Paul was a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend his services.
Shaun and his colleagues were very professional and fixed our dangerously leaky garage roof (a complete replacement) in excellent time. We were sent images of their progress and they kept in contact at every stage. We would absolutely recommend them based on our experience. Thanks again, Shaun and Sons!
Mr. and Mrs. Pocklington
Mr short kindly visited during the weekend as a weekday was not convenient for me, offered really good advice and check on an existing flat room that had a leak. Identified problem very quickly that a previous builder had failed to see on numerous visits. Very pleased with the outcome and hopefully no future leaks.
Paul recently fitted a Velux roof light and undertook adjacent roof repairs. Hi attitude and expertise were great and would thoroughly recommend him for similar work. His pricing was fair and reasonable and was fully committed to making my installation waterproof before he left for the day-even though it was dark and raining!
Found leytons details on my trusted expert when we had an unexpected roof leak. From the first time I spoke with him I felt re-assured that not only did he seem very experienced but also was working on my side. Explained all the issues that arose and gave me options. Very pleased to use him and will be going back to him to sort out the back roof soon! Thanks again.
Great service. Paul and his team came the day he said and completely removed and reset all the ridge using a dry fixing system so no more repointing. All this and a couple of other fixes done in a day and as quoted. Great bunch of lads, couldn't be happier.
Excellant service, very helpful with out leaking flat roof .professional job done ,fair price.Would highly recomend him.
The previous roofer i had supposedly fixed the job, but appeared he did not, kept promising to come back, but didn't, left water pouring through my bedroom roof . I contacted Paul returned my call swiftly, came out the following day as i could not make same day. Paul assessed roof and advised what needed to be done to fix the roof. Roof has been fixed 3 days now and we have had lots of heavy rain and i cannot see a drop. I am exceptionally please and will highly reccomend Paul, he is polite and he certainly knows his job. Many Thanks Paul !
Perfect service and quality job no mess and quick service excellent.
Paul looked at the work that needed doing the same day. Provided a quote the following day and completed within 3 days.Excellent job of lifting and rebedding the ridge tiles to our bungalow. Explained exactly the work to be carried out. A very trustworthy contractor ,clean and tidy. Would recommend without hesitation.