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.
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.
Mike did a great job cleaned up well after and disposed of all the rubbish. Will use again and would recommend him to anyone.
We had worked carried out last year that was excellent by Micheal. He was very polite, tidy and reliable. Had a small problem and he came straight out and corrected it. Would definitely recommend.
Michael was quick to investigate and identify the source of my leak and resolved the issue promptly for a very fair price. He was really easy to talk to and I'd highly recommend him to others looking to get roofing work completed!
RFR made the time to come out and inspect the bay roof which had leaked in the previous night following a heavy storm. He explained that it needed a repair not a replacement and set to work straight away. They explained very clearly what needed doing and the the cost involved, which was very reasonable. We were very relieved to say the least, having assumed the roof might need a very costly replacement. We would have been none the wiser had someone confirmed our worse fears. RFR were very honest and helpful and even troubled to advise us on how to make good the damage to the inside decoration. We would not hesitate to use RFR again and can recommend him without reservation.
Saved me from a real emergency. Great care from start to finish. Would highly recommend.
Paul and his team did a first class job after we had been let down by other people. Someone who turns up and does what he says he’ll do. I have no hesitation in recommending this company for any roof repairs.
Michael is very knowledgeable and his advice was invaluable in deciding the best option to repair my ridge tiles on my roof. His quote was very competitive and the standard of his work was very high, moreover he ensured that any mess was tidied up and taken away for disposal. I have not hesitation in recomending MK Maintenance.
Good service kept us informed from start to finish roofers on time and polite
Warren was so professional and helpful. Warren put right our guttering that was done so poorly by a different company. We are extremely happy with the service and wouldn't hesitate to employ him again for future roofing work. Thank you.
Mrs sharon m Brown
Paul Williams responded immediately and visited to survey the job and explained what was required - very friendly chap. A week later I received a quote. My inclination is to take up Paul’s quote but I am ‘still’ waiting for other quotes from other companies before committing myself.
Called on Monday afternoon, Toby came out the next morning and my roof leak was sorted in the afternoon by Mark and Shaun, Thankyou guys for such great service and the price was good too.
Michael did a fantastic job repairing my roof and replacing guttering. Friendly, reliable and advised me on any further work that needed to be done. He will be coming back to repair my chimney. He also worked neatly and cleaned up any debris from the work. Would absolutely recommend Michael to friends and colleagues.