How Protecting Your Roof Protects Your Home

In terms of home maintenance, one aspect that is often neglected is the roof. More often because if it’s out of sight, than it is out of mind. However, maintaining your roof is important as it can help to prevent costly future repairs that affect more than just the roof. Just imagine refurbishing your home and its now exactly how you want it, then your roof leaks because you thought it would be “OK” and you didn’t think it was necessary to spend money on your roof because you wanted a better kitchen, your nice new home is now ruined. Our advice is to start your refurbishments with the most important part of your home, your roof!

It is wise to check your roof for maintenance issues every 6 months, not forgetting to check after a period of severe weather which may have disturbed your roof coverings. If you do not feel comfortable making these checks as you are not sure what to look for, then call a local reputable roofer and ask for their assistance / advice – Roof Rescue would be more than happy to help with your maintenance checks, just call us on 020 3189 1618 or email .


Major roof repairs and roof renewals are normally carried out in the spring and summer months, when the weather is calm the skies are dry for consistant periods of time. Obviously, emergencies are more likely to arise in the colder months due to the wet weather and high winds. If you need a roofer to accommodate your roofing needs then please do not hesitate to contact Roof Rescue, our team will do their very best to get your roof watertight as soon as possible.


Roof maintenance issues to look out for:

  • Missing or damaged tiles
  • Blocked gutters
  • Excessive moss, fungus or algae
  • Missing / cracked cement work
  • Perished chimney brickwork pointing
  • Faulty lead flashings
  • Faulty guttering
  • Unusual dips / bubbles in flat roofs
  • Anything that looks dangerous and may cause harm to passers-by or cars parked below.


Leaving your roof to leak because “it isn’t that bad”

Even the smallest of leaks can cause major problems in the long run. Just because you can only see a small damp patch on you ceiling or wall, doesn’t mean the leak isn’t causing problems behind the areas you can see. Rain water travels, if you ignore a roof leak then the rain water can build up and will attach itself to whatever it can, this may be structural timbers i.e. roof rafters or ceiling joists. Not only will you then only have a roof leak, but there will be a possibility of the structural timbers gaining wet rot and possibly dry rot, this is not what you want. This is just an example of what can happen if roof leaks are ignored and potential roof leaks are pushed to one side, rain water has a mind of its own and can travel wherever the property allows it too, often following the lines of electrics and dripping through ceiling lights. You get the picture.


What shall I do?

Roof Rescue has a team that can maintain, repair and renew all types of pitched roofs and flat roofs in Bromley and the surrounding area. If you think your roof needs work, then get in touch today, by calling 020 3189 1618.

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