Fix your old roof
Whether you’re renovating a house or just performing an exterior health check, ignoring a poorly maintained roof can be disastrous. Just a couple of damaged or missing tiles or slates will quickly allow water to penetrate a building’s fabric, resulting in damage to the timbers and ceilings below. Believe it or not, it’s a pretty serious issue. The property will soon be a headache for you to maintain if you didn’t act upon it. Maintenance is such a key concern.
Where such a problem is left unattended, it will ultimately lead to widespread rot and decay. And subsequently, you will lose a heavy amount of money. Then the wind may get under any loose roof covering causing more destruction, eventually needing expensive structural repairs to put things right then call Alpha Omega Roofing alpha-omegainc.com/residential-roofing-nashville/. Seems alarming?
As with most common property ailments, early detection of roof damage is crucial to prevent more extensive – and expensive – repairs. Keep an eye out for the following:
Bits of tile, slate or mortar scattered on the ground or in gutters. Slipped or broken tiles on the roof. Damaged or missing metal flashings and mortar ‘flaunchings’ at roof junctions. Chinks of daylight in the loft space or water stains on the floor of the loft. Rotten or worm-eaten roof timbers. Damp patches showing through on upstairs room ceilings. Slates refixed with lead clips or ‘tingles’ as this suggests the roof covering is failing. Splits or cracks in flat-roofing materials.
Where serious problems are suspected, call in a surveyor or structural engineer, employ a good carpenter rather than a roofer to make anything but minor repairs to original roof timbers, locate and deal with the cause of damp problems rather than the symptoms.
Ensure good airflow within the loft space and remove any insulation that is blocking ventilation in the eaves.
A new roof isn’t something most families buy happily. But getting multiple benefits from it makes it easier to shell out the money. As part of a new roofing project, you can incorporate many features that make your home more environmentally friendly, some of which may qualify for a federal tax credit to offset the cost. You can also choose roofing that’s more resistant to fire or damage from wind and hail, which may qualify you for a discount more on your homeowner’s insurance policy.
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