In the summer, the temperature on a roof's surface usually turns hotter than the surrounding air. If the material isn't insulative, this can raise the temperature inside the house as well, making the indoor environment unbearable for the home's occupants. Thus, Surrey and Croydon homeowners are compelled to push their air conditioners harder and longer, which can result in higher utility bills.
If you can, check your roof's temperature levels during the season's hottest days. If it's 10 degrees Celsius hotter than atmospheric air, you may want to take steps to increase your roof's reflective qualities and consequently improve your home's cooling abilities. Croydon roofing professional shares these three tips to keep the roof and home cool for flat roof owners, even on the hottest days.
Cover it up with modified bitumen
The application of modified bitumen over the surface of the roof is a popular cooling method for flat or low-sloped roofs. Modified bitumen is a membranous material made of a fabric painted with plasticised or rubberised asphalt, which makes it porous and less heat-absorbent. Modified is glued secure to the roof with the help of cool adhesive to make it more impermeable to heat. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2re9X2n
With the approach of summer, do you think your roof can use a little update? Or perhaps you need to replace your roof entirely? While missing shingles and sagging gutters are the more obvious signs of your roof already in a state of disrepair, other problems may not be quite as obvious. It's important to know when it's time to replace your roof, and this may be sooner than you think.
Below is a list of problem signs to look for on your roof. When you see them, get in touch with your Surrey or Croydon roofer for further evaluation.
Water stains on ceiling
When you see water stains on your ceiling it shouldn't be hard to deduce where the water is coming from-whatever is over your ceiling is usually the source of your leak problem. Once you've ruled out a leaky pipe, then the source of the problem is mostly on your roof. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2pSTzAt