While the number of homes with chimneys has decreased significantly – due to the popularity of central heating – they are an area of home maintenance that is often overlooked. This is because it’s hard to spot the damage that can occur here without knowing exactly what you’re looking for.
The elements, or general wear-and-tear, could turn your chimney into a significant leak hazard – which leaves your home vulnerable to considerable damage. Furthermore, smoke damage could also damage the structural integrity of your chimney, making it more prone to collapsing.
Sometimes, it’s simply not necessary to undergo an entire roof replacement in order to keep your roof in good order – especially if the damage is relatively minor. For example, if a few tiles or shingles have broken or cracked, it’s easier to replace them individually as opposed to replacing the entire roof.
When we carry out our initial inspection of your roof, we’ll be able to identify exactly how much work is required – and can suggest any necessary repairs with you before proceeding. This will also help you understand the costs before getting started, so you’re able to adjust your budget accordingly.
When replacing tiles, or carrying out similar repairs, we’ll only use the best possible materials. We’ll only use tiles or shingles that we’d use in our own homes – as we know the difference between high-quality materials and cheap products that will need replacing in a few short months. Our commitment to sourcing the best materials will drastically increase the longevity of your roof, while also ensuring its highly-durable and able to withstand all weather conditions. After all, our services are designed to be long-lasting – and as much as we enjoy helping you, we don’t want you to have to call for assistance every few months.
In some cases, it’s tempting to carry out these tasks yourself, especially if they seem to be a quick fix or you consider yourself something of a DIY-pro. However, it’s important to note that any tasks carried out at height present a health and safety risk, especially if you have little experience in roofing. It’s also less than ideal for those who may be scared of heights.
Furthermore, these tasks are best left to the experts if you want them to stand the test of time, as they are less likely to make simple mistakes with long-lasting consequences. This is because they’ve got more experience in the field.
Finally, experts are trained to carry out tasks not only to a high-standard, but within a short timeframe. This means they can complete tasks in just a few short hours that might take up days of your time. As a result, working with experts, such as members of the team at Ready Roof, will save you money and time in the long-run – not to mention a great deal of stress.
If you live in a property with a flat roof, it requires a different kind of maintenance plan in order to keep it in good working order. This is because it’s easier for water to accumulate when shingles or roof tiles are flat as opposed to being placed at an angle, as there’s less chance of the water draining away.
This means that moisture or water could build up under the surface, leading to damp or external damage within your home. If you have a flat roof installed within your property, we’re here to answer any maintenance questions you may have, and can also carry out any necessary repairs to reduce moisture (or other forms) of damage. For example, we can fill gaps between the tiles to reduce the chances of moisture and water building up here.
Gutter repairs and installation also play an important role when it comes to roof maintenance. For example, a blocked gutter can cause damage to various areas of your home, including your roof. For example, this could increase the chances of a leak or flood occurring, which could quickly cause hundreds of dollars worse of damage. Furthermore, it could also cause significant damages to your belongings and both the internal and external areas of your home – which is sure to leave you feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
Thankfully, our team of experts can help with both gutter installation and repairs.
In fact, at Ready Roof, we can repair and replace gutters, pitches, overhangs, fascias and valleys within your property. Not only will this give you peace of mind, it will also leave your property looking fantastic.