Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter all provide varying degrees of problems for the roof of our properties.
During inclement weather, it is a common occurrence for roof tiles to become cracked and loose, ultimately resulting in them falling off. It is therefore very important to ensure that we remain vigilant to allow for the professionals to come and repair broken slates quickly.
Displaced roofing tiles are just the first stage of a number of associated problems. Once tiles or slates become broken, it will eventually lead to leaking of rainwater which over time creates dampness.
If this problem is allowed to linger, what may initially have appeared to have be nothing more than a quick replace and repair job can escalate to become a full roof replacement.
It is also important to factor in the potential for injury to passers-by who will also need protection from loose tiles which can fall to the ground below.
Below, we have drawn up the J & P guide to protecting your roof and house.
Assessing Damaged Roofs
Safety is extremely important and therefore we advise standing on the other side of the street to review any potential problems rather than attempting to climb on the roof yourself to assess any damage.
Replacing Any Damaged Tiles
What might start out as a small leak can quickly become a flood so if you do inspect the roof and find cracked or missing slates, call someone out immediately to patch up the hole.
To prevent any water damage, cover all the electrical appliances in the home with plastic sheets. You may need a dehumidifier to reduce the dampness caused by the leaking roof.
Before you contemplate calling in someone for assistance, make sure you check with your insurance company to see if you are covered.
If there has been an accident during the storm and a tree has fallen onto the roof, then you will probably be covered but normal household insurance doesn’t cover you if a leak is the result of a badly maintained roof. If it is a result of age, it is unlikely it will be covered but examine the policy for more details.
Damage from Trees
If a tree has fallen onto your roof during bad weather, make sure you take pictures of the interior and exterior damage before moving anything. This will form a crucial part of any insurance claim that you may need to submit.
If you would like any further information regarding the services available from J & P Plumbing, contact us 24/7 for all your roofing enquiries on Tel. 020 7610 1616, e-mail email@example.com or via our Facebook page & we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
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