Thursday, 2 June 2016
Roofing repairs are a necessary expense if you wish to keep it around for longer than just a short while. The type of roofing conditions or damage will determine the suitable repairs, one of which is roof shrinkage. PDM roofs are the most susceptible to shrinkages and when it happens, you will need the help from professionals and roofing experts to get it fixed. The use of EPDM has become widespread as homeowners take advantage of the low temperature and weather-resistance of the material. It also offers excellent resistance to penetration. However, over time, an EPDM membrane can start to shrink, which causes the flashings to pull, leading to cracks, ridges, and splits that will significantly compromise the integrity of the roof. Understanding the possible causes of why such shrinkages happen is vital for homeowners.
The roof is one of the most important parts of any home. It maintains the structural integrity of the property and can add to its value so it deserves a little care and attention. Common roofing problems Whether you have a home with a flat or pitched roof or a combination of both, there are several common problems that can be avoided with a little help. In the south of England, there are distinct seasons and changeable weather, both of which can affect your roof. High winds can loosen slates or tiles or they can become cracked or broken. Heavy rainfall can result in moisture build-up or leaks, and homes with flat roofs might suffer from ponding, wherein a pool of water gathers and doesn't drain off. Other problems include broken or blocked guttering that is caused by inclement weather or nesting birds, loose or broken soffit, and moss and algae build up.