Ways to Fix Up a Deteriorating Roof

Is your roof looking past its best? It might be time to renovate it and bring it back to life again. Here are some ways to do that.

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Replace the Worst Affected Tiles

If you’ve noticed damage to your roof but you don’t have the money to renovate it completely, you could simply replace the tiles with the most damage. This is a short-term fix, but it should make it possible for you to keep your roof and home in good shape until you’re able to give the roof a full makeover. Replacing roof tiles is relatively straightforward, so it is possible to do the work yourself if you want to. First of all, make sure you buy the right tiles. There are many different types, so you need to find the one that’s in keeping with the other tiles on your roof. Then you need to get onto the roof, lift off the old tiles and then slide the new tile into place on the roof where the old one was.

Add New Flashing

One of the most common roof problems is water getting through the flashing on the roof. Flashing stops water getting through where there’s a joint on the roof. For example, the area where the roof joints onto the chimney will need to have flashing covering it. If the flashing is very old or it hasn’t been fitted correctly, water can leak through and cause structural damage to the property. This is not what you want, so if you notice that the flashing isn’t looking as strong as it should, you should add new flashing. You can get a professional to do it for you if you don't want to get up on the roof yourself.

Go for a Full Renovation

It might be the case that your roof is so badly damaged that you have no choice but to give it a full renovation. This is what people often choose to do after the home has been hit by a storm. But roofs can also become badly deteriorated over time if they’re not looked after and properly maintained. Using professional roof restorations services will be the best option. This level of work requires a professional team that knows exactly what to do to get the job done properly. If you try to do the work by yourself, you will probably make key mistakes that could cost you in the long-term.

Replace the Guttering

Many of the problems that you have with your roof can be traced back to a poor drainage system. This can be fixed up easily enough, but if you ignore it, the problems it causes can be huge. When all that water has nowhere to go, or it can’t pass through a blocked gutter, it will be left sitting there. That means it can leak through and cause all kinds of problems for the material underneath. So, you can either clean up your guttering, or you can rip it all out and put a new drainage system in place. This will allow all the water to pass through and be directed towards exactly where you want it to go.