Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Maintaining the Roof Over Your Head



Chances are that it’s been a long time since you considered the condition of the literal roof over your
head. We spend so much time focusing on interior design in our properties that we tend to forget about
the spaces that we can’t see ourselves. It’s not all too often that we spend time in the loft of our property,
and minor problems with our roofing may not necessarily be visible from the ground outdoors, so it’s not
very surprising that this is perhaps the most neglected aspect of many homes. But when you consider
how important it is to have a roof over your head, you might want to give your roof a check over to
ensure that everything is in ship shape. So, here are a few different types of maintenance that you
might want to carry out in order to ensure that your roof is in good condition at all times!


Check for Leaks


Leaks in the roof can be caused by a whole host of issues. The deterioration of roofing materials over
time, improperly sealed vents, shallow slopes, a build up debris in guttering, and holes left after the
removal of TV antennae are just a few potential causes of water filtering into your loft space. However,
no matter how small the leak may seem, it can cause extensive problems in your loft space which can
also spread to the rest of your property if left long enough. So, unless you want rot, damp, mould, or
even flooding, it’s best to call in a professional roofer to identify the problem and fix it as soon as
possible.


Replacing Lost of Broken Tiles


When roofs are installed, the individual fitting it should nail the shingles into designated areas. But
if the individual fitting your roof is relatively inexperienced, or simply not dedicated to doing a good
job, they may not nail everything down properly.  You may also experience problems with tiles if your
property is relatively old, due to general wear and tear. If you notice that any of the tiles on your roof
are broken, damaged, or missing, it’s time to call in the professionals. They will be able to survey the
damage and work out the best way to rectify the situation. If damage is excessive, you may be best
off looking for someone to replace your roof completely. This will give you a clean slate!


Encouraging Animals to Move On


Lofts tend to be warm, dry, and safe. So it’s not surprising that animals will try to make a home in
your’s if there are gaps in the roof for them to get through. Now, encouraging these animals to
leave can be difficult, so it’s best to ensure any gaps are dealt with before they make their way in.
But should you find animals in your loft, you should be careful and proceed with caution. Many
species are actually protected and cannot be legally moved. Others will be able to be moved if you
remove any food sources and block up their entrances once they have left. Always be kind and
practice humane and ethical removal.

These are just a few different ways to maintain the very roof over your head! The results of
practicing them are more than worth the time, effort, and financial investment!

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