Roofing

It can be a complicated process with roof maintenance and repair to see results that are both long-lasting and successful. While it is not difficult to identify basic roofing concerns, it is best to consult a professional who will conduct a full inspection. Look no further for assistance than Acorn Building Contracts Ltd’s range of roofing services. Our professionals are ready and willing to take on the specific needs and variables of your roofing.

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When it’s time to replace or repair your roof, it’s best to hire a professional. It is important to recognise the indicators that a roof needs service and the basics of that process. The first decision to be made by a property owner is whether a roof needs to be repaired or completely replaced. It is also important to know how to maintain a roof properly, and by knowing the basics of roofing, you will keep money in your pocket and time on your side in the long run.

When you need to repair your roof

Harsh winters or severe weather cause the most roof damage. An indicator that your roof needs repair is the appearance of dark spots on the ceilings, commonly it is the result of an old seal or broken tiles. Another indicator is a higher seasonal energy bill. In terms of a roof still under warranty, it is worth having repairs made even if it is costly. If the cost is coming out of your pocket, it can actually be more cost-effective to replace the whole roof.

Roof replacement

Roof replacement is generally recommended if more than one-third of it is damaged. Other indicators that you need to replace your roof include moderate interior leaking, blistering interior walls and curling or decaying shingles. Another indicator is a higher energy bill. Once you decide it is time to replace the roof, make sure that the materials are appropriate for the weather in your area. Make sure your roof was built with proper materials originally, otherwise you could benefit from replacing it before the next bout of bad weather.

Maintaining a roof

Proper roof maintenance will not only keep your home safe, it will also keep it looking good. One method of controlling roofing service costs involves conducting yearly inspections each spring for both damage and signs of vulnerability. Streaks of discolouration will alert you to the evidence of fungus, mould or algae problems. Externally, make a check around your home to ensure that tree branches and foliage are a clear distance from your roof.