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4 Warning Signs That Tell You It's Time to Call Professional Roofers


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Date Posted: Dec. 22, 2016

Surrey and Croyden see more than their fair share of precipitation throughout the course of a year. Naturally, the elements can take its toll on your roof and expose your home to the damaging effects of water. This is why experienced roofers often tell home owners to check the condition of their roofs at least twice a year: before summer and before winter.

For safety reasons, it's best to use a pair of binoculars when inspecting your roof. This should prevent any fall accidents from occurring. Similarly, starting from the inside of your home would be the best place to start looking for any signs of damage:

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Streaks of Sunlight in the Attic

Once you're in your attic, try to see if there are any streaks of light coming through from the ceiling. The presence of these streaks is a quick indicator that your roof tiles have been breached, allowing any water that hits your roof to enter your home.

Smell of Mould

If you catch a whiff of a musky, dank odour, you may be smelling mould. The growth of mould in your attic is another tell-tale sign that your roof is allowing rainwater to seep into your home. Furthermore, the presence of mould in your home is a significant health hazard and should be dealt with quickly.

Missing or Cracked Tiles

After you've finished inspecting your attic, it's time to head outside and use your binoculars to look for any missing or cracked tiles. Strong gusts of wind, particularly from storms, can be powerful enough to loosen roof tiles. These winds can also easily cause debris to fly into your tiles and crack them. Any missing or cracked tiles you find should be replaced by a professional roofer as soon as possible.

Granules in the Gutters

Lastly, try to see if you can view the content of your gutters. Pay close attention to any sand-like granules in your gutters. If you notice any, it means that the protective asphalt coating of your roof tiles have come off, and your home's protection against UV damage is now compromised.

If you notice any of the aforementioned signs, it's best to call a professional roofing service, such as Brunwin Professional Roofing Services Ltd., as soon as possible. Professional roofers can easily make the necessary repairs to ensure your home stays protected at all times.

Sources:

How do I tell when I need to replace my roof?, hoa.org.uk

8 Warning Signs That Your Roof Is Shot, goodhousekeeping.com