Five warning signs you need a new roof

Roofer builder worker attach metal sheet to the chimney. Unfinis

The professional team at Stuart & Moffat Roofing is capable of dealing with a variety of roof maintenance situations, including roof replacements.

Homeowners can spot any signs of trouble well in advance of needing a roof replacement. 

We’ve put together the five most common reasons that a replacement roof might be required.

Mould and dampness

Noticing damp patches in your home can cause a sinking feeling. But, it’s important to take action before the problem becomes more costly.

If you begin to notice that the interior of your home is exceedingly damp or that mould has started to form on the ceilings or walls, this could be a sign that your roof is failing to offer protection from the elements.

If this is happening in your home, call our team to book a survey of your roof.

Internal leaks

If you have a leak in your home, it’s important that you identify where it’s coming from – particularly within the loft.

Things to look out for include standing water, rotting wood, and water patches.

Try to identify the source of the leak and call Stuart & Moffat to explore the extent of the problem.

A bowed peak

Peaked roofs will often begin to bow over time. This is a signal that their internal structure may have become compromised.

In terms of flat roofing, examine for any dips that could indicate that water has penetrated past the waterproof surface. 

These issues will only worsen with time, so it is best that they are addressed sooner as opposed to later.

Loose/missing shingles

Shingles can become dislodged by the weather over time. 

Wind, ice, and rain damage can often occur. The issue is that missing shingles allow water to penetrate into the lower structure.

This is another symptom that your roof may need to be replaced. If you notice that granules are appearing within your gutters, this could be an indicator that the gritty surface of the shingles is no longer providing adequate protection.

Replacing an old roof with a newer model is an excellent way to enjoy protection from the weather throughout the year. 

A new roof will also increase the value of your property, so taking a proactive approach is always wise.

Roof repairs in Edinburgh

To make sure your roof is in good shape, it’s also recommended that a professional inspects your roof annually.

Routine roof maintenance is important so make sure you know how to take care of it. 

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