September is here and storm season is approaching so our Roofer Dublin team have come up with 7 things you need to do to ensure your roof is winter ready. While we don’t get the harshest of winter weather here in Ireland, we do get a lot of rain and wind and this can cause just as much damage to your roof.
Autumn is the perfect time to carry out a roof maintenance check and spot some of the things you won’t see during summer months. Below you’ll find our Roofer Dublin things to look out for as they can be a warning that roof repairs may be required.
6 Roof Repair Signs To Look Out For
- Water Damage and Leaks
Take a good look around the interior of your home and pay close attention to any leaks or watermarks. Even the smallest of these is a sign that water has penetrated your roof. It can also mean that your roof might have a small hole or crack that will need to be repaired. If you notice any signs of water damage, it is important to get it looked at by a roofing contractor right away. Left untreated, it can cause further damage and expensive roof repairs further down the line.
- Light Infiltrating your Roof
No light should be able to enter your home through your roof so if you spot light poking through into your attic, get it looked at right away. It is a sign of cracks or holes in your roof and with the amount of rain we get in Ireland, it won’t be long before those little cracks or holes cause extensive damage. Our Roofer Dublin experts recommend that you check your roof just as it’s getting dark with the lights turned off as this will make it easier to spot any issues.
- Moss and Mould Growth
Moss and mould growth is common after the summer and should be removed as it can loosen tiles and push them apart. This leaves gaps where water can seep through. It’s most common in shaded areas of your roof and places where trees might be overhanging. Check your roof and if you find any have it removed immediately.
- Damaged or Loose Roof Tiles and Ridges
Damaged or loose tiles need to be repaired or replaced. To check for damaged you might have to get on your roof and walk around. Look out for tiles that are cracked, buckling, missing, worn, or loose. While carrying out your check, you should also look at your roof ridges. Damaged ridges can affect the rest of your roof. Watch for sagging areas along the ridge too as this can be a sign of structural damaged and will need immediate repair. If it’s unsafe to get on our roof, be sure to call out a Dublin roofing contractor who can do the inspection for you.
- Damage to Flashing
The flashing is located around your chimney, skylights, and roof vents. It stops water from getting in. You should check that all the flashing is secure as damaged or loose flashing can lead to leaks. Have the flashing repaired if you find anything wrong.
- Signs of Aging
Roofs don’t last forever, but annual roof maintenance can help to keep it intact for as long as possible. When checking for signs of aging it should be done during the day when you can see properly.
If you have any questions or concerns or need to have a roof inspection carried out before winter gets here, be sure to get in touch with Roofing Experts today. One of our qualified Dublin roofers will be happy to help answer any questions you might have.