Roofs contribute greatly to the overall appearance of a house. They are also one of the most important elements in preventing a building from falling into decay, so a properly maintained roof is essential and should always be a priority.
Regular inspections of a roof will help to ensure that it continues to shed water effectively. Picking up problems early, makes maintenance easier and helps to keep repair costs down. Loose and broken tiles / slates are the most common causes of roof problems. Tiles can get porous with age and break apart. Wind uplift and moss growth can also create damage to tiles and decayed battens and fixings may cause them to slip.
Second hand replacement tiles or slates must closely match the originals. Replacements of a different profile shape won’t fit together properly, letting rainwater into the roofs structure. Re-use of the originals wherever possible, both save money and preserve a buildings character.