Thursday, 12 January 2017

Croydon Roofing Company Discusses Dangers of Winter on a Flat Roof

A flat roof can make a Surrey or Croydon home or commercial establishment look ultra-modern, but along with the aesthetical advantage comes a list of special considerations, especially during winter. While most flat roofs actually have a slight pitch, they can still collect more rain and snow than traditional roofs. This makes them a safety liability whenever the temperature drops. Below is a list of the damages that a harsh winter season can deal to a flat roof:


Snow can accumulate on your flat roof, and this can put a lot of unwanted weight on the structure. This excessive downward pressure can cause the roof to bow, which can lead to ponding under the roof structure. Ponding not only causes wear and tear on the roof materials-it can also hamper the smooth operation of the HVAC and other electrical systems.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

4 Warning Signs That Tell You It's Time to Call Professional Roofers

Surrey and Croyden see more than their fair share of precipitation throughout the course of a year. Naturally, the elements can take its toll on your roof and expose your home to the damaging effects of water. This is why experienced roofers often tell home owners to check the condition of their roofs at least twice a year: before summer and before winter.

For safety reasons, it's best to use a pair of binoculars when inspecting your roof. This should prevent any fall accidents from occurring. Similarly, starting from the inside of your home would be the best place to start looking for any signs of damage:

Streaks of Sunlight in the Attic

Once you're in your attic, try to see if there are any streaks of light coming through from the ceiling. The presence of these streaks is a quick indicator that your roof tiles have been breached, allowing any water that hits your roof to enter your home.

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