Roof repairs in Bristol
PJ2 Roofing have been carrying out roof repairs in Bristol and Bath for 20 years. It’s important that roofing problems are dealt with quickly and efficiently and, as your local roofer in Bristol, we pride ourselves on the speed and quality of our response.
We are experts in all types of roof repairs, so whether you have a leaking roof, broken or missing roof tiles or you need to repair a flat roof, get in touch today for a free no-obligation quotation.
To help you know what types of roofing problems to look out for, here’s our handy guide to the Top Ten Roofing Repairs we commonly have to undertake.
- Leaks & moisture
Wind, rain, hail, snow, ice, and debris … your roof has a lot to withstand! It can be easy for moisture to creep in under the layers of a roof and cause leaks, mould, rot and many other problems.
- Punctures and Penetrations
All kinds of things can cause punctures in roof linings, allowing small amounts of water to seep in. When it rains heavily – which, let’s face it, is a common occurrence in Bristol and the South West! – water seeps in through the punctures and can lead to internal damage.
- Poorly installed flashing
In case you’re not sure what flashing is, it’s what seals the areas where your roof could let water in – like vent pipes, skylights, chimneys and so on. If flashing isn’t installed correctly it can leave open seams and laps and ultimately leave your roof susceptible to the elements. Poor or damaged flashing can also contribute to tiles blowing off.
You’d be surprised at the amount of damage small birds, animals and insects can cause, leading to some quite extensive roof repairs. If you think you have problems with wildlife taking up residence in your eaves or loft, have it looked at sooner rather than later.
- Overhanging tree branches
Overhanging branches can rub on a roof and wearing away the protective top layer of the roof tiles or slates. Branches can also fall on the roof creating even more serious damage.
- Ponding water
Water that “ponds” or stands on your roof – rather than draining safely away via the guttering – is a sure sign of a problem. The most common causes are a build-up of debris or improper drainage via the roof valleys or guttering.
- Lack of ventilation
Adequate roof and attic ventilation is key to the lifespan of a roof. It happens naturally when vents are placed in the eaves or soffits and near the top ridge of the roof. Warm air rises through the top and cooler air is drawn through the bottom. A build-up of heat and moisture can cause damage to rafters, tiles, slates and insulation. Naturally it increases energy costs, any can also bring mould and mildew problems. Adequate roof ventilation is important to regulate temperature and moisture levels in the attic.
- Shrinkage and blistering
Shrinkage is when the roof membrane (the stuff under the tiles or slates) shrinks. This tends to cause cracks in the upper layer, significantly reducing the protective effect of your roof. You know those nasty little holes you often see in asphalt roofing? That’s blistering. It’s commonly caused by poor roof ventilation.
- Poor or faulty roofing installation
It may sound obvious, but if a roofer cuts corners when installing a new roof on your property or fixing roof problems, it can drastically increase the chance of needing future roof repairs. We adhere to the strictest industry regulations and provide a guarantee on all our roofing jobs; we’ll be happy to inspect any work you’ve had done and give you an honest assessment of the quality and suitability.
- Improper or lack of maintenance
Last but by no means least, lack of roof maintenance is probably the most common cause of roofing problems. Any of the roof problems listed above can start out as fairly minor, but left unchecked can grow to cause significant damage. Regular roof inspection and roofing maintenance can save you thousands of pounds and lots of headaches.
Hopefully not all of these will apply to your roof, but it’s a fair bet that some of them will. PJ2 Roofing provide free, no-obligation roof inspections, so why not contact us today and start putting your mind at rest?
Naturally, one of your first questions will be “how much is it going to cost if I need roof repairs?” It’s not possible to give an exact price without seeing your roof first, due to differences in roofing materials, roof sizes, accessibility, roof age and other factors. But check our pricing page for a guide to the average cost of the most common types of work we carry out.