WHY DO I NEED A NEW ROOF? – THE DANGER SIGNS SIGNS OF DETERIORATION ON A ROOF almost always mean that the covering, be it slate or tile, has run the natural course of its life. Patching up here and there is literally no more than a stop-gap exercise, and the only sensible course is to re-tile the roof.
After all, your roof bears the brunt of the British weather, and is your home’s major protection against damage from sun, wind and rain. In its lifetime your roof will be drenched by more than 760,000 gallons of water weighing approximately 3,500 tons; baked by 90,000 hours of direct sunlight an subjected to at least 20,000 temperature changes, If your roof is worn out, the rest of your home is at risk. A defective roof covering that allows water to penetrate may well lead to problems with timber structure if neglected. Water penetration can also result in damaged ceilings and ruined decorations. Re-roofing is an excellent investment and its costs less than you may think.