Slate and Tile Roof Surveys
Slate roofs can look beautiful and they can last for over a century if they are well-maintained. A properly constructed roof will add value to your home and keep you protected from the most extreme weather conditions. It is important that property owners understand slate roof maintenance requirements, the most basic being a regular roof inspection to look for signs of damage-
Avoid foot traffic on your roof when carrying out roof inspection-
It is vital to make sure that you avoid walking on your roof as much as possible. Slates and tiles can be very thin and may split or crack due to surface weight, causing further damage to the property. If your roof needs inspection, we can use binoculars to look at the roof from ground level or we can survey using a drone to avoid unnecessary foot fall on your roof.
What are we looking for?
We will be looking for areas that are broken or cracked areas as this can allow water to seep under the roof and result in water damage occurring. Wear and tear around roof objects and openings such as chimneys, flashings and joints need addressing as these are the vulnerable parts of your roof. Other signs include small pieces of slate in the gutter, missing slates, discolouring and wet patches on the exterior. We can repair damaged areas quickly and much more cheaply compared to what it would cost to fix extensive internal water damage. We will look for gaps in your mortar along the ridge line. If there are cracks, splits or chunks missing, then it may be time to repoint the mortar.
We will also check the roof internally from the loft areas so we can see the internal condition of your roof. We will check the general condition and look for ingress indicators and signs of poor ventilation. This include-sagging, water rings, dark patches (this could be rot) and sunlight shining through
Are you concerned about the quality of your roof? Do you need slate roof maintenance from the professionals? Contact Lancashire Slate Roofing today for more information.
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