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    How do I know if my new roof needs replacing


    How can I know with certainty that a new roof ought to be replaced?

    Asked by Michael on 19th Jan 2022
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    "Usually, if there's water leaking into your loft or split felt rotten battens etc best way to tell is to get into the loft and have a look round"

    Answered on 24th Jan 2022 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Skyline Roofing

    "If water is starting to make its way into loft space, and you're starting to see daylight through the old felt. There is a good chance of many of the batons rotted. Also then is probably a good time to think about re-roofing."

    Answered on 18th Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    TopTier Roofing

    "The best thing to do is have a look if any tiles are broken or any Battens are rotted get up in the loft and inspect that way… feel free to get in contact for any more questions"

    Answered on 25th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Roof Masters

    "Do you mean roof on your new property because a new roof should not need replacing. You would need a roof survey report if you are unsure really. But a visual inspection of the condition of the tiles/slates, missing mortars, check loft do you have any felt/underlay, batten conditions and nail sickness (rust)"

    Answered on 26th Jan 2022 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Abel 2 roof

    "Exterior warning signs to watch out for missing tiles, cracked tiles, mortar crumbling inside, rotted wood and if it is old age"

    Answered on 30th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Tg roofing

    "Get a few quotes of roofers if you have a lot of tiles slipping or leaks this could be a sign of needed a new roof"

    Answered on 17th Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report

    "depends on age and how well it's doing its job if it's not keeping water out are tiles porous is it repairable lots of factors need to be considered without looking at the job can't say with certainty"

    Answered on 20th Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    D.R Roofing & Building

    "You can usually tell by the batons of breaking &rotten and tile are crumbling & broken"

    Answered on 24th Jan 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report

    "Normally the felt would be worn maybe have holes in it etc and your battens and tiles would be starting to degrade, rot
    Feel free to contact us to discuss further questions"

    Answered on 24th Jan 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    D’s builders/roofing

    "You will need a roofer to do an inspection on it then you will know after that"

    Answered on 24th Jan 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report

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