How To Ensure a Long Lasting Roof
Everyone wants their roof to be in good condition for as long as possible. There are several things you can do to ensure that this happens. If your roof starts to develop some problems with your roof, then Permacoat has lots of different cost-effective solutions for roof restoration.
Read our helpful guide about how to keep your roof in top condition for a long time.
Sweep Leaves & Debris From the Gutters
Leaves and other debris can start to build up in the gutters by the side of the roof. When it rains, the water gets stuck in the gutters and then begins to spill over the sides. The water can start to trickle through the roof in between cracks.
This water could cause problems with the roof joists and create mildew or damp. You should regularly check your gutters to see if they have started to build up with leaves or debris. Anything that is lodged there can be swept away. Always use a sturdy ladder that is secure when you are up on the roof.
Have Cracks Repaired With Roof Cement
You can have your roof inspected on a regular basis to make sure that there are no cracks or slipped tiles. If this is the case, then the tiles can be fixed with some roof cement. This will ensure that no rainwater can leak down into the house and cause problems with the electrics. Here at Permacoat, we use quality roof cement to protect tiles.
Have the Tiles Cleaned
Roof tiles can sometimes be affected by build-ups of moss. The moss can retain moisture, which could start to leak through the tiles. A pressurised hose can be used to clear the moss from the tiles and to keep the roof in good condition.
Check the Roof Joists
The support joists that are under your roof in the attic need to be in top condition at all times. Any signs of rotting or damage should be the catalyst for having the joists repaired or replaced completely. Once the joists have been completely repaired, you will have peace of mind that your roof is completely supported in the correct manner.
Check For Flaking Roof Cement
When your roof is being inspected, we can check if any cement has started to flake between the tiles. This is something that happens to roofs that are older or have been exposed to lots of rain. If the cement starts to flake then the tiles are more liable to slipping. Permacoat can apply quality roof cement to solve this problem.
Keeping the roof in a good condition is something that everyone should try and do. As this guide has shown, there are several different problems that can be avoided with some forward planning and assistance. If you think that your roof has developed some problems, contact Permacoat today.
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