Do You Need A New Roof?
The thought of having to go through a full roof replacement will leave some people tightly gripping their wallets. But ignoring tell tale signs that your roof needs to be replaced can have disastrous consequences for the structural integrity of your home, and your savings!
By keeping an eye-out for common problems and faults, you can quickly identify whether you need a new roof, or your existing one is simply in need of repair.
The early warning signs…
The general rule of thumb is that your roof should be replaced every 20-25 years. This depends on its general condition, the materials it has been built with and how well it has been maintained.
Water marks, or leaks are never a good sign. It could be as a result of missing tiles, blocked gutters or worse. Quickly diagnosing the problem is imperative and can often result in a money saving repair.
A sagging or dropping roof is bad! It can often be a result of structural damage to the property being caused by deep water damage. Once again, quick diagnosis is essential and can help to save you thousands of pounds in structural repairs.
Water staining & marks
A water stain could be a result of an internal leak or damp, but in some cases a severely damaged roof. Think worst case scenario and have your roof checked before you check for damp. Your bank balance will thank you for it.
If your house was built around the same time as your neighbours, then keep an eye on their roof. If they are having theirs replaced, chances are yours will need replacing too.
What to do next?
A new roof can help to maintain and even increase the value of your home. By keeping a solid and watertight roof over your family home you are not only keeping your family safe, but also addressing small problems, that can lead to costly repairs.
How can we help?
With over 30 years roofing experience VJR roofing are a family run roofing contractor based in Leeds. Over the years we have worked on a variety of roofing replacements, on a variety of roofs. If you think that you may need a new roof, then speak to VJR first. We will provide you a free and honest assessment and help you to quickly establish whether you need a full roof installing, or that your existing one needs a bit of TLC.
For more information, or to arrange a free no obligation quote, contact a member of the Leeds based roofing team.