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.
Friendly and helpful. Kept to appointment arranged. Quoted for work required. Seems very reasonable.
Warren was very helpful, knowledgeable and efficient in helping with my roof problem . He arrived same day and was a very reasonable price. Can highly recommend!
Paul and his team did an excellent job on our roof repairing storm damage and fitting dry ridge and verge systems. He is very knowledgeable and uses top quality materials. He is also friendly and polite. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to friends and family.
Mark did a great job and handled everything professionally- wasn’t the cheapest but price was reasonable . A proper quote rather than a verbal estimate. Will definitely definitely use him again.
I made contact with Ashley after suffering roof damage during the recent storms. I was asked to send a photo of the damage and he responded with an estimate, which I accepted. Within two days he came as promised and made a very good repair to damaged roof tiles. My neighbours all agree that his work looks excellent.
Fantastic service, we had an emergency that although couldn’t be fully resolved immediately, they made sure it was watertight in the meantime. Now the job is finished and I am so pleased. Would recommend these experienced knowledgeable and nice guys to any one for their services. Thanks!
The service from Mark was first class. We received a quote for the repair work required as a result of storm Eunice the same day I requested his roofing repair service. He visited and completed the necessary work the next day.
100% happy . Mark and Ashley were excellent very fast responding to our call after storm Eunice . They have high standards of workmanship are trustworthy and friendly deserve all praise given. Will be our chosen business for any future work.
We phoned Micheal on a Friday evening, he come out Saturday Morning at 9.30, we had a few roof tiles slip, he did the work, to a high standard, he even removed some moss what was sitting on the top guttering, which could of caused another problem, Michael is a Calm , easy to talk to man, who listens , he also tells you , what the problem is , how his going to fix it, and a very reasonable price. I will definitely recommend him to anyone. His already done my neighbours slipped tiles.
Good efficient service but at a price!
Paul is a really nice guy. He gave a sensible quote for the job and stuck to it. He carried out the work on the day and time that he'd promised. Everything quoted for was carried out to the letter and the site was left clean and tidy.
Very prompt and quick service. All work carried out as per quote within a few days. Would recommend.
Michael was there when I needed my roof fixed, he came round in short notice gave me a price and was there fixing the leak whilst I was sleeping after my nightshift, when I awoke the job was done, I hope Michael will be there for me again if I need him in the future. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. He is a good and reliable honest tradesman.
Cannot fault the work done on the roof. The men who carried out our roof repair and maintenance did so to a very high standard.
Warren did a super job for me, sorting out my broken tile and gutters quickly and without fuss. Wouldn't hesitate to use again, thank you.
Warren responded very quickly, was able to come the same day to take a look at and eventually repair a leaky roof. Very knowledgable and professional. And the leak is fixed!
Paul Williams got in touch when he said he would, gave the quote and did the job within reasonable time, somewhat set back by the weather. He was very easy to deal with and responded immediately to my emails. Full marks for that! I will use him again if I have a problem.
Thoroughly recommend Paul. Contacted Paul after another roofer left us with a leaking flat roof and was unable to resolve the issue. Paul replaced the flat roof and no more leak. Would definitely use him again
5 tiles replaced and gutter work including facias and gutter cleaning. Michael from MK maintenance carried out some work on my mum’s house done a great job and would highly recommend very clean and tidy and we would definitely use for further work and to recommend to family and friends thanks.