Roofing Specialist for your Roof in Dublin
Always keep an eye open for early signs that your roof is need of repair or requires replacing. By the time problems become obvious to see, they are often quite serious, more extensive, and can be very expensive to fix. If you spot the identifying problems early and take the right action, the damage can easily be minimised and the scope and cost of repairs reduced significantly. In fact, early spotting can be the difference between a simple repair and a complete roof replacement.
Here are some early signs to watch out for. If you notice any of them, contact a professional roofing contractor in Dublin for further advice.
In Dublin, even roofs warranted for 20 or 25 years may last for only 10 or 12, given the harshness of our sunshine. If your tiled roof roof is more than 20 years old, examination is unnecessary. The roof has satisfied its warranty and given you more than it owed you. It’s past time to replace it.
When buying an existing home, find out the age of the roof so you know how many years it may have left. Any standard roof in Dublin that’s more than 8 years old should be inspected annually to make sure it’s still sound.
Look first at your roof first from the inside. Go into the attic. Check under the eaves for light coming through and for stains or streaks indicating leaks. Look and feel around for water. If the insulation is damp, water is getting in.
When you’re done in the attic, check the ceiling and high up on the walls for bubbles or discoloration. If you find any bubbles or discoloration, Water is getting in somehow, even if you couldn’t find it in the attic. A professional roofing contractor will know how to find it.
Is the water running off the roof onto your driveway and not draining away? If it is, call out our sister company at Select Paving Dublin who can take care of it for you. If you don’t deal with stagnating water, it can lead to significant more damage over time and cost a lot more to repair the damage caused by it.
Examine the tiles
Shingles should lie flat against the roof. Cupped, missing or torn shingles not only expose the roof to water damage and rot, but also make nearby shingles more susceptible to being damaged or blown away. The weaker, more damaged shingles are, the further damaged they will soon become, so replace them immediately. And while you’re at it, check the gutters and under the downspouts for mineral granules from the shingles. If granules are washing off the shingles, it’s a sure sign that the roof’s useful days are coming to an end.
Moss and Algae
Moss and algae may have its place around a house, but growing from your roof is not one of them. The presence of moss indicates moisture in a roof, and that indicates rot is taking place beneath the shingles. At the very least, that section of tiling will have to come up, and the rotten boarding beneath it replaced. If your roof is has started to sag because of rotten boarding, then you have even more serious structural damage that must be addressed immediately.
Are you looking for a skilled Dublin roofer? Do you need a skilled contractor to carry out roofing repairs? We recommend always picking the right team for the job. Don’t settle for less than the best. Get a skilled team to install or repair your roof.