5 Reasons Your Roof Maybe Leaking

By: Colin Armstrong

In Glasgow it rains – a lot. Heck, hometown band Travis even wrote a song called 'Why Does It Always Rain on Me?' purely because of the fact that lead singer Fran Healy was always getting wet here!

Getting caught in the rain when outdoors in Glasgow is par for the course; however, a dripping on your head when you are indoors is something you definitely don't expect.

Any sort of roof problem is of great concern, but a leak, when you've just dried off from being outside, is nothing short of infuriating. If you have a leaking roof, it is important to call in professional roofing services immediately. To help you determine the root cause of the issue ahead of calling in our team, here are five of the most common reasons that maybe causing that drip.

1. Slipped Tiles or Slates

A slipped tile or slate results in a lot of rainwater hitting the underlay and beginning to pool. The more the water is allowed to build up, the greater the chance of a roof failing and leaking significantly. Slipped tiles are generally easy to spot from ground level.

2. Underlay Failure

Linking in with slipped tiles, underlay failure is another common issue. During storms, strong winds and rain can result in water forcing its way through gaps in tiles. By design, underlay will carry away rainwater; however, continued exposure can lead to rotting and, ultimately, a leak.

3. Failed Lean-To Extension

Lean-to extensions are a great addition to any home and can add value to a property, but only if they are protected from leaks. A common problem our Glasgow roofers are called out to is leaks in lean-to extensions that are caused by large volumes of water from the main roof of the home being discharged on to the extension below. Over time, this puts pressure on the smaller roof and results in failure.

4. Flashing Defects

Flashing is used to prevent water from penetrating at a junction on the roof. Through poor installation or damage, flashing can bend over time and allow water to creep in.

5. Condensation

Condensation is generally formed due to poor ventilation in the roof space. While this is not a leak as such, the effects can be equally as damaging if drips of water are allowed to manifest on plasterboard ceilings over time, which then causes them to rot and fail.

If you've noticed any of the above problems with your roof, get in touch with Balmore Specialist Contracts today and have the best roofers in Glasgow keep you dry.

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In this article author writes about Roof Leaking. Balmore Specialist Contracts Ltd is the leading roofers in Glasgow. Roofing services include repairs, rope access, cleaning and lightning protection.

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