The roof is not something that most homeowners think about too often. As long as it keeps out the rain, snow, wind, and sun, homeowners barely give it a second thought. Of course, the problem is that exposure to all of that weather will eventually wear a roof out and cause numerous problems.
What Can Happen to Your Roof?
Professional roofing services in Yorkshire could tell all sorts of stories about what can happen to the average roof. Every homeowner should get up on the roof at least once a year just to check for any problems. These problems can include:
- Misaligned tiles
- Cracks in roof tiles or other roofing material
- Damaged lead flashing
- Holes and other damage
When Rainwater Gets in
One of the biggest problems is when rainwater enters a roof space. It can enter through holes, cracks, damaged lead flashing, or tiles that are loose. This rainwater can cause the following problems:
- Damage to wooden roof beams and other structures
- Damage to insulation
- Damage to electrical wiring
Furthermore, pooled water makes for a great environment for black mould to grow from spores and if this happens, those who have a sensitivity to the spores can experience all sorts of chronic health problems.
This is in addition to the fact that when rainwater pools above the ceiling, it can soak through and cause a black, mouldy-looking water ring to appear. If you see this sign, it’s time to call in some expert roofers to have a look!