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The Importance of Maintaining your Roof

Roofs offer the first layer of protection for any commercial buildings; they protect the building from the natural elements such as rain, wind, snow, ice and hail. As a result of being exposed to these conditions, over time the roofs tend to deteriorate and decay meaning that they at risk of damage and have implications on the building itself. At Integrity, we believe that preventative is always better than reactive which is why in this article we go into detail of the implications of a poorly maintained roof.

The first step of maintaining your roof is by having a full roof inspection. This is a good basis to start from as an in-depth report will allow you to create a plan in which you can work from. A good quality report should include photos and pictures of areas of concern such as any tears in the roof cover or any flashing that needs replacing or any gutter blockages.

Once you have an in depth report and a plan in place you can then begin with stopping the leaks. Attending to the rips and tears in the roof that are allowing ingress into the building are key as well as repairing the guttering. Roof leaks are often hard to trace and to fix therefore it is key to use a good quality roofing solution to solve.

Not only can leaks trace through rips and crevasses but also through brickwork where there is no or poor flashing. Metal or lead flashing are the most common types as it collects water and stops it from seeping through into the building and instead directs the water away from the roof and down the gutters and away.

Integrity partake in various roofing works from patch repairs to replacement of flashing. We offer cost-effective solutions to your roofing problems and should you wish to enquire into our services please call our office on 0121 289 3148.

 

 

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