WHEN TO KNOW YOUR ROOF NEEDS REPLACING

Roof maintenance often gets put off until it is to late which is never a good idea. It may seem like a massive chore but, it will mean you avoid potentially disastrous consequences that could occur if you leave your roof untended. A leaking roof can cause expensive damage to the contents of your home and, if you can’t demonstrate that you have been looking after your roof, it could potentially effect your content insurance. 6 TIPS FOR ASSESSING YOUR ROOF 1. CHECK FOR SIGNS OF DAMAGE AND WEAR Initially, you can do a quick inspection of your roof from the ground. The following are common signs that your roof needs repairing: If you have tiles, check for missing, broken or cracked tiles Metal roofs are generally more robust than other types, but it is worth checking for any signs of rust or damage.  2. HAVE YOUR ROOF INSPECTED REGULARLY Getting your roof regularly inspected by professional roofing experts takes out any uncertainty about the state of your roof, and whether it needs repairing or replacing. 3. CHECK THE PAPERWORK Your current roof should have a warranty. Check when this warranty runs out and after this time, make sure you have your roof inspected regularly for any signs of damage or irreparable wear.  4. CONSIDER CLIMATIC EVENTS When you are considering how well your roof is faring, look back at any extreme weather events that have happened in the past, e.g. high winds, severe storms, hail, that may have compromised the integrity of the roof. 5. BUILDING INSPECTION REPORT When you purchased your property, you probably had a professional building [...]