Your roof needs to be designed in such a way that it will protect your home from rain, snow, and any other precipitation. It also needs to protect your home from pests and heat loss. In that sense, the roof needs to be made of a protective and insulating material without any gaps. The first sign of problems with your roof is often a leak.
A leaky roof that is dripping water into your living space is an obvious example of a roof that has a problem. However, not all leaky roofs are so obvious.
- Usually, a roof will leak into the attic or into the walls. Gerrards Cross roofers will be able to find the source of the problem, even if it’s not readily apparent.
- Sometimes, the leak will actually just be under the shingles or the slate of the roof. That means it won’t be visible from the outside, and only a roofer will be able to find it.
- If you haven’t had your roof inspected in a couple of years, you need to make sure it isn’t leaking.
Your roof needs to be insulated below the roof and above. Insulation below the roof is usually foam insulation in the attic. Insulation above the roof can be a layer of waterproof insulation below the tiles or the actual tiles themselves. Different types of roofing materials are more adept at insulating than others. If that’s a concern, you should ask your roofer about it. These experts will be able to recommend materials for you.