Many homeowners give little or no thought to their roof or its maintenance until they have problems. Often the first signs of a problem are a leak or a damp patch appearing in the ceiling. These may only appear at certain times, when it has been raining heavily. Or you find some broken slates on the ground outside your house which have been dislodged during high winds. Whilst you can ignore the problem for a while, at some stage the problem will have to be faced; the roof needs some maintenance.
Identifying The Problem(s)
There are a variety of sources of problems like damp and leaks that can beset a pitched roof and the work required to fix them can range from simple to extensive. Before forming an opinion on what needs doing it may be time to take a look at your roof both inside and out. The age of the roof and the extent of the problems encountered will determine whether the roof can be easily repaired or whether the roof needs a complete refurbishment and upgrade.
A visual inspection of the roof can be made from ground level, maybe using binoculars if you have them. To cover all possible problems the roof space should also be inspected internally, if safe access is available, maybe via a loft hatch and ladder.
Once you have a clearer view on the visible problems then you can assess what is needed to put it right and how much that might cost in broad terms. At this stage you will need to contact a Wilkinson roofing to do a survey and provide a written quotation for the work we identify as being needed.