Roofing Inspector Fife/Edinburgh | Roof Fix Specialists | Roof Inspections
Keep on Top of Your Roof – Roof Inspections
At the time of writing this article, Scotland and the rest of the UK is experiencing very wet and windy weather.
However, whatever the time of year, it always pays to keep on top of your roof.
To be clear, we don’t advise climbing out of the skylight on a regular basis but we do recommend regular roof maintenance!
There are two reasons for this:
- Prevention is always better than cure.
Regular inspections and routine maintenance – simple things like keeping guttering and downpipes clear of leaf litter and painting the woodwork of soffits and fascias, for example – will prevent serious problems developing in the first place.
Blocked gutters can lead to water ingress through the walls or roof space. Unpainted fascias and soffits will rot, again allowing water penetration.
- Early intervention stops problems in their tracks
Early intervention means that when unavoidable problems emerge, they can be acted upon quickly to prevent them developing into more serious issues.
Cracked, crumbling or missing cement in your skews (where the roof meets the gable end wall or a party wall) can be quickly, easily and safely repaired by a roofer with the correct equipment as soon as it is noticed.
Leave it unattended, however, and water will not only penetrate your roofs pace, but it will run under the remaining cement and tiles or slates and, with freezing and thawing, gradually push more cement and out, creating major problems.
With flat roofs, it is important to maintain a slight ‘fall’ or pitch, to prevent water ‘ponding’ on the surface.
Left untreated, this will gradually deteriorate, with the little depression caused in the roof getting bigger, holding an increasing amount water until either it starts to seep through the seams into the fabric of the roof, rotting the timber substrate, or the weight of the accumulated water causes a roof collapse.
Early detection means your roofer can intervene before serious damage occurs to install declivities to let the water run away.
These are just a couple of examples of minor maintenance and repairs that save major bills in the long term.
Other common roofing problems to look out for and resolve include: broken or slipped tiles or slates; punctured flat roof membrane; moss build-up; damaged lead flashings; blocked ventilation; damage to chimney; damage to ridge tiles or flashing and other problems that a trained eye will spot immediately.
Nobody wants to see that their roof has major damage or even worse, is leaking!
As a local roofing company working in and around Fife and Edinburgh, we receive calls on a weekly basis from customers with roof leaks.
Depending on the extent of the damage, the roof may require a simple roof repair or more extensively, a new roof construction or roof replacement.
As prevention, we advise regular roof inspections and roof maintenance to prolong your roof’s life expectancy, saving you from extensive roof repairs and unwanted bills.
Regular Roof Inspection Package
At LC Joinery, Roofing & Building Work we don’t like to see our customers struggle financially. We believe it is important to offer our customers a complete roof inspection service, from a one-off detailed written roof report with photographic evidence to a three-times a year roof inspection package.
This package includes:
- Detailed written reports with photographic evidence of your roof;
- A courtesy gutter cleaning service upon each inspection;
- Free quotations provided for any works required.
At LC Joinery and Roofing, we would highly recommend you keep on top of your roof and call your local reputable roofing experts for your free roof inspection quotation.
Other Roofing Services We Offer
- Flat Roof Felting
- Pitching Roofs
- Fascia and Soffits
- Strip and Re-Tile
- Renovation Work
- Minor and Major Roof Repairs
- Tiles and Slates
- Chimney Stack Pointing
- Chimney Stack Repairs
- Lead Flashings
- Lead Work
Guarantee That Means Something
All of our work is guaranteed. You may have heard that before from other builders, but let us explain why we are different.
We are trusted and recommended members of the Federation of Master Builders, Guild of Master Craftsmen, the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme.
We’ve been in our premises in Thornton since 2008, so our customers know where we are if they have any questions once we’ve finished the job.
If you would like more information or a free estimate, we’d be delighted to hear from you.
Fife: phone 01592 747 047 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Edinburgh: phone 0131 300 0494 Email: email@example.com