Roof maintenance services in Folkestone, UK? We perform roof inspections for many customers from homeowners to people in charge of commercial and industrial facilities. You may ask “What is the point of getting my roof checked?” The answer is that a roof inspection looks beyond the roof to check out other trouble spots, too. The attic will be inspected for any evidence of water, moisture, dry rot or other issues. Many times attic problems are the cause of a leak that you may think is coming from the roof itself. If your AC condenser is having any type of problems and the pan has standing water, this can cause a leak in your ceiling that may mimic roof leaks. Also condensation or cracks and deterioration in the attic can cause some problems that may look like roof issues as well. Discover extra details on Fairview Folkestone Roofing.
Replace the roof sealant as needed. Inspect every area of the roof where there is sealant and identify any signs of cracking or wear and tear. If present, you will need to remove the old sealant completely and apply new sealant in each area. As you go about routinely inspecting your roof, be on the lookout for trees that are growing near your home. If there are branches hanging too closely to or directly above your roof, they need trimming. The reason is that falling leaves will collect on the roof, retain moisture and then start to rot your tiles, making them much weaker. If this remains unsolved for a long time, it may result in even more damage to the entire roofing structure.
Concrete roof tiles also require a certain level of maintenance. While they offer Class A Fire Ratings, they can still take a beating from impacts, particularly when it comes to hail or fallen branches. As a result, some of the individual concrete tiles may need replacing, which can be challenging to do due to color differences caused by tile fading and also tile weight issues. Because concrete is a porous material, it absorbs water quickly, which can lead to the formation of things like mold and mildew, which are harmful to the roof and also physically unattractive. As a result, to prevent this water absorption, concrete roof tiles require a special sealant that will prevent moisture from seeping through.
Avoid spending large amounts of money on misguided works that actually reduce the property’s value. Kerb appeal is obviously fundamental when it comes to attracting buyers, so doing anything that messes up an older building’s appearance, no matter how well-intentioned, can be counter-productive. The prime example of this is artificial stone cladding glued to the walls, which apart from looking dire has a tendency over time to start cracking with bits dropping off, blocking windows and air vents. Widening and enlarging window openings can create an instant ‘character transplant’, and putting plastic fascias and windows into period buildings is one of the quickest ways of losing money by slashing their market value.
The internet is a magical place and I can’t tell you how many great deals I found on Etsy, Amazon, and Target. Even big-box stores like The Home Depot had more availability and variety online over in-store. It may be hard to visualize products when you are purchasing online, but read reviews and check return policies. Home Renovation Tip: Often times places will let you order online and return in-store. It’s crazy how many things you forget when you are doing a big project like this. For example, in the kitchen I purchased my appliances, the backsplash, countertop, faucet, lights, cabinets, cabinet handles, and sink. It wasn’t until the end that I realized I didn’t get a garbage disposal. Do your research on every piece of every room before you begin your project. Go ahead and decide on design, style, and read the reviews. You won’t have much time once the ball starts rolling so make a list and start before your project begins.
Trim your trees: Tree limbs hanging down over your roof, or even on it can be a serious hazard. Not only do they put you at risk for broken limbs falling on the roof, they can wear down and damage shingles. Tree limbs can also encourage squirrels and raccoons to gain access to your home. Keep in mind that they may be closer to your home than you think: tree limbs are often flexible and can swing several feet during a storm.