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Croydon Roofers Discuss 4 Most Common Springtime Roofing Problems

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Date Posted: Mar. 7, 2017

Most homeowners pay no attention to their roofs until these develop leaks. You can avoid these problems by occasionally checking a roof's condition. As the spring season gets into full swing, the rain will come soon enough, and if your roof has problems, what is supposedly a season for optimism can turn out to be one filled with frustration. Surrey and Croydon roofing specialists share with you some of the roofing issues you may experience during spring, and what you can do about it.

Active leaks

One thing you'll want to confirm is if there are any leaks or water damage inside the building. During winter, snow and ice can accumulate on your roof. As the weather warms, all that ice will start to melt and potentially cause a leak in your roof system. If you notice water stains on your ceiling or walls, these are signs your roof may need repairing.

springtime roofing problems

Damaged rain gutters

The weight of the snow can take its toll on your rain gutters. If they get damaged, water won't properly pass through them, which may mean they will find somewhere else to travel. If water gets to pool near the foundation of your home often, this can cause the foundation to weaken, which can lead to expensive problems later.

Chimney damage

If your home is old, you may already have leaking problems in your chimney. Chimneys are often the most neglected part of the roofing system, especially during winter. Ice, hail or rain cause water to seep into the cracks, and constant freezing and expanding can make these cracks bigger.

Animal problems

Loose flashings or siding, dormant chimneys, and corroded facia boards are all enticing places for squirrels, birds, and other wildlife. If you hear recurrent scratching and other noises coming from your roof, chances are you already have an unwanted pest living in your roof. Depending on the type of problem you have, you may have to get your local wildlife centre involved.

Spring is the best time to do home improvement projects. If you have roof-related problems, don't hesitate to contact Surrey and Croydon roofing experts such as Brunwin Professional Roofing Services Ltd.


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The Benefits and Risks of Replacing a Roof in the Winter, GAF.com