Thursday, 7 July 2016

Home Safety First: Contact a Company that Repairs Roofing in Surrey

One of the most neglected parts of our home is the roof. Exterior house rendering and wooden window frames and doors get rubbed down and given a fresh coat of paint. Garden walls and fences are repaired and spruced up. Gutters and downpipes checked. Yet the poor old roof gets a cursory glance as we walk up the garden path. Until that is, we notice damp patches appearing on bedroom ceilings.

The leak is highly unlikely to be above the damp patch. Unless the property is very old it will have a layer of roofing felt between the roof beams and tile battens. The water will run down the felt until it finds a small split or hole to drip through above the ceiling, and may well have been doing so for some time before it finally shows on your bedroom ceiling.

Repairing the problem yourself is not necessarily the best way to go, especially if you live in a two or three bed semi. Firstly the safety factor, a fall from that height invariably ends in serious injury - or worse.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Roofers in Surrey: Signs that Your Roof Needs Professional Attention

The roof of any home takes the brunt of all that Mother Nature has to offer. Although these structures are often quite robust, there will be times when expert repairs are required. What are some of the signs that a roof needs to be serviced by an expert?


One of the most common indicators that a serious problem is present can be if the roof is sagging. This can be particularly noticeable at its peak. A sagging or "bent" roof can be a sign that the underlying timber has rotted. In such a case, qualified roofers in Surrey should be contacted without delay.

Missing Shingles

Although shingles are meant to stand up to a significant amount of wear and tear, they can become dislodged and brittle over time. Should they fall off of the roof, the chances are high that water will eventually enter into the home. Take a look to make certain that all shingles are still in place. If not, it is likely that a section (or the entire roof) will need servicing.