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The importance of maintaining your roof

The importance of maintaining your roof

Roofs are the first layer of protection for all types of buildings. They protect buildings from the elements – wind, rain, hail, ice. As a result of this consistent exposure, roofs tend to deteriorate and decay meaning they are at risk of further damage. At Elite FM we believe preventative maintenance is always better than reactive, which is why in this article we go into detail about the implications of a poorly maintained roof.

The first step to maintaining your roof is to have a full roof inspection. This is a good basis to start from as an in-depth report will allow you to understand the level of work required. A good quality report should include photos and pictures of areas of concern, such as any tears in the roof covering that need replacing.

Once you have an in depth report and a plan in place you can then begin to stop the leaks. Attending to the rips and tears in the roof that are allowing water ingress. Not only can leaks trace through rips and crevasses but also through brickwork where there is no or poor flashing. Metal or lead flashing are the most common types as they collect water, stopping it seeping through and instead redirecting it away from the roof via the gutters.

Elite FM undertake various roofing repairs from path repairs to the replacement of flashing. We offer cost effective solutions to your roofing problems.