Here at Alpha Roofing Cambridge, we offer high quality and professional roof repairs in Cambridge. However, we want to help our clients avoid expensive roofing repairs in Cambridge wherever possible. So we have put this blog post together to help you inspect your roof to prevent roofing problems.
Spring has finally sprung. We are seeing lighter evenings and enjoying the warmer and drier days. Now is a great time to check your roof. The roof is a place that is rarely looked at, yet it protects you, your family, your home and your possessions, so it needs to be looked after.
How Often Should You Inspect Your Roof?
We would recommend that once a year you inspect your roof to avoid serious roofing repairs. In some cases you may notice a missing tile or a small issue that we can easily repair for you quickly and cost effectively. However if you only check your roof once every 10 years this can become a dangerous roof repair in Cambridge that needs to be resolved with urgency.
What to Look For When Inspecting Your Roof
There are lots of things that you need to look out for when inspecting your roofing. You need to look for things like missing roof tiles for example. If you are comfortable working on your roof and at height yourself then you can fix this. However you may want to call in one of our team if you’re looking for professional roof repairs in Cambridge and you want the job done safely.
You also need to look out for the following issues on your roof;
- Moss and Lichen – this can be a sign of decay underneath your roof.
- Roof Coating Condition – if there are scrapes or holes in your flat roofing in Cambridge then we would recommend getting these repaired sooner rather than later.
- The Drainage System – if there is standing water this can cause damage to the roof as it is extra weight. It is a sign that there is a drainage issue that needs to be resolved to prevent further roof damage.
Gutter Debris – while you are up on the roof we would recommend that you have a quick check of your guttering too. Either clear out the gutters if you are confident at working at height, or call in the experts.
If you notice any damage to your roofing when you are completing your roof inspection then please contact us directly. We can come to your home, check out your roof and recommend the best course of action for your roof repairs in Cambridge.
Remember: a small issue on your roof can be resolved quickly and affordably, however leaving a small issue to be fixed at a later date can result in a much more costly roof repair.