The roof of your house is something that often goes under appreciated. We paint our fences, trim our hedges, clean our windows and hang up flower baskets to ensure our abode looks homely, but we forget about the shield protecting it all. Just because we don’t get an up close and personal look at it everyday doesn’t mean our roof should go unloved. Here are the signs that it’s time to update your roofing.
It may seem obvious, but a sagging roof is a sure-fire sign that it needs updating. Sagging of the roof is most generally caused by long-term water damage, but carrying the weight of heavy ice and snowfall can also trigger it. Any dip, curve or sag should be looked at to determine the cause and if any roof repairs should be carried out.
A roof of over twenty years old is most likely in need of some repair, if not replacing. Roofs are exposed to the elements on a daily basis and all the wind, rain, snow and sun will definitely take their toll. If it’s starting to age, update your roof before any real problems occur.
An easy way to spot roof damage is by glancing at the chimney flashing. Cement and tar flashing wears down over time, particularly if it has been exposed to severe weather, and can affect the watertight barrier of your roof. Opting for metal flashing is a much more sustainable option.
Curling or buckling shingles are a tell tale sign that your roof is in need of some TLC. Missing or broken shingles are also a big indication. It’s the elements that can cause this damage and if it goes unrepaired, it can lead to some severe damage for your home and possessions.
If any of these signs are present, it’s time to call in highly qualified roofing contractors. The Woodstock Roofing team have over 60 years experience in the Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire areas, so don’t hesitate to get in touch today for your free quote.