Do Your Gutters Need Replacing?
Gutters are essential on buildings, as they redirect water from rain so it flows carefully down and away from the house through a drainpipe, therefore reducing the risk of damp and leaks, and the symptoms that may appear from them such as mould and erosions.
Water needs to be able to flow smoothly and any hazards such as cracks and holes can cause it to leak out on to the walls instead. If this happens the gutters needs replacing pretty swiftly, particularly if there are stains, mould, or any evidence of erosion. Mould on a lower floor can also indicate problems with the gutter.
Gutters are meant to be fitted close to the building, so if you notice any bending or bowing pieces that look under strain, then replacement may have to be an option.
A regular clean and inspection of the gutter can help to prevent any blockages that may occur. It’s best to get a professional when this happens as they will be thorough and ensure the gutters are strong and are as beneficial as can be. If you are looking for a roofer in Tunbridge Wells to repair your gutters and downpipes, why not call Mastercraft.
Storm Ciara strikes UK
Britain faced chaos yesterday after the Storm Ciara caused devastating floods and 97mph gales blew throughout the Country yesterday. The Met Office weather forecasters have warned that severe winds may well cause more damage to buildings and trees over the coming days. A Roof was literally ripped off a commercial building in Paddington, West London yesterday, and it is believed no-one was injured.
Make sure you use a Leadwork specialist
Lead has been used as a roofing material for over 200 years and is still in use today. Repairing and restoring lead work requires a lead work specialist who can accurately identify the problem and use their expertise to repair or if necessary renew the faulty area.
Lead flashing around chimneys and guttering or at junctions between roofs are problematic and should be tackled by a qualified craftsman. Particularly in cases where it is necessary to use heat to repair the area. Arranging an inspection report for your roof if you are concerned about its condition is an excellent first step. Engaging a company that can then carry out any roof repairs will save time and the need to duplicate work.
Roof Repairs in Tunbridge Wells
Small leaks can cause big problems, dealing with them right away can prevent mould, rotting, destroyed insulation and damaged ceilings. If you have water stains that extend across ceilings or run-down walls, the cause is probably a leaky roof and should definitely be taken care of sooner rather than later.
Penetrations in the roof are the most common source of leaks, interrupted shingles, plumbing and roof vents are some of the causes of water damage. Look for black marks, mould and water-stains to find the source. If you are struggling to find the problem area, try wetting the roof from the outside with a garden hose and have someone wait inside for water to come through. Ensuring things like roof vents are properly secured to the roof with no damage to the rubber casing or missing screws can be a simple solution to preventing leaks.
When you have located the problem area, contact Mastercraft, the professionals in roof repairs in Tunbridge Wells to get your roof fixed properly once and for all.