In our role as roofing contractors, RM Roofing & Property takes every step possible to ensure our customers’ and clients’ roofs remain in the best possible condition. With an in-depth awareness of the most common roofing problems, our roofers have the ideal starting point to deliver roof repairs for pitched and flat roofing in the Fulham area. We understand that property owners choose their roofing companies after careful deliberation. With five generations of roofing expertise informing our services, we remain the trusted choice.
For the most effective roof repairs, problems need to be identified and fixed as early as possible. Below, we have listed four of the most common roofing issues encountered by roofing companies.
1. Water Ingress
It only takes a small gap or crack for moisture to pass through the roof and into the interior structure. As soon as penetration has occurred, the situation will only worsen until rectified. Allowing the situation to develop only increases the extent of water damage. If it spreads to roofing timbers or the floors and walls in the vicinity, roof repairs become much more significant, and costly.
Unsurprisingly, the key cause of water ingress lies in cracked or slipped tiles as well as punctures to flat roofing membranes. Our roofing contractors rapidly restore the watertight quality back to any kind of roof in Fulham.
2. Substandard Installation
Sadly, not all roofing companies operate to the same standards. While we recognise property owners have tight budgets to work with, choosing roofers with prices ‘too-good-to-be-true’ simply represents a false economy. Roofs installed by substandard roofing contractors suffer issues much sooner than those laid by proven, highly skilled roofers. Regular problems in this area include incorrectly placed flashing and tiles, poorly placed nails and guttering systems which hold too much water.
This approach only leads to roof repairs which could have been avoided by choosing RM Roofing & Property from the outset.
3. Pooling Water
If rainwater has started to pool on your flat roofing, it’s a clear sign that the roof is no longer performing to optimal standards. Reasons range from simply reaching the end of a product’s lifespan to poor installation. Regardless, roofs which fail to transport water away in a timely manner ultimately suffer much larger issues, and require sizeable roof repairs, in the near future.
Whether one or numerous, pools of water increase the overall load being supported by the roofing structure. Over time, with no attention from roofing contractors, the structure weakens and may even collapse.
4. Tree Damage
Overhanging trees also cause serious issues for roofs in the Fulham area. Of course, the much more extreme case remains powerful winds blowing the tree over, but that remains highly unlikely.
Property owners should hold greater concerns about branches rubbing directly against flat roofing or tiles. This can lead to the removal of the protective layer of tiles or knock them off entirely. Branches can also puncture and penetrate the membrane of flat roofing.