Here at EMR Group, we specialise in providing roofing repairs and replacements in Nottingham and the surrounding area. Repairs are often needed with flat roofing due to its difficulty with draining water. However, when you spot a leak, how quickly should you react? This is a commonly asked question and in today’s article we’ll be exploring your options.
What Are My Options?
Once you have located a leak in your property and figured out the extent of the damage, you should contact a professional like ourselves. We will then be able to figure out the cause and liaise with you about the best way of fixing it. Whilst we’re there, we will also check to see whether any excess water has been left by the leak and mop up what remains. The next steps and the type of repair then depends on what we’ve found.
One of the most common repairs for flat roofing is blisters. These tend to occur on the surface of flat roofs when moisture builds up in the roofing material. If these are found, they are a relatively easy and effective fix if caught early enough. Our team would simply cut the blister down the middle, being careful not to also cut the material underneath. We would then cut around the edge of the blister and use our thumbs to squeeze the excess water out. From there, the water can be mopped and roof cement can be added to the lower edges of the loose felt. The blister can then be sealed using galvanised roofing nails. Other issues requiring attention could also include condensation or damaged roofing felt.
What Are the Risks If I Leave It?
If you leave it, there could be a lot. It’s important to act quickly when you find a leak for a few reasons. One is that you may not know the extent of the damage. A professional contractor like ourselves will be able to identify the size of the problem and work with you to decide on a way forward. Whatever you do, you should not just leave it. Leaving a roof leak can be dangerous as it is never going to get better on its own. In fact, it’s likely to keep getting worse.
If that is the case, you could soon end up needing a full roof replacement where if you would have got help sooner, it would have been a small repair. Safety must also be of concern as the dangers of structural issues could increase over time.
How Often Should I Check For Roofing Leaks?
Here at EMR Group, we recommend that you get your roof checked on at least two times per year. This is in line with the advice from the National Roofing Contractors Association. Doing this at the turn of the weather can be a great way of spotting how your roof held up against the elements. To find out more about what you’re looking for, you can check out our guide, ‘How Do I Know If My Roof Is Bad?’. However, if you don’t feel comfortable making the checks yourself, you can call upon the help of a professional organisation like ourselves. Our team will be happy to inspect your property and address any concerns that we find.
Roofing Repairs In Nottingham and the East Midlands
If you have spotted a leak or you would like us to inspect your property, please contact us. Here at EMR Group, we offer a wide range of repair services, with flat roofs being our specialty. With over 20 years of experience and an impressive backlog of case studies, we can be trusted to locate leaks and repair them to a high standard. You can contact our team across Nottingham, Chesterfield and Derbyshire.
The quality of your repairs are paramount to the roof’s success with low quality work often leading to further problems down the line. Over the years, we have gained experience in roof repairs, installations, guttering, fascias and soffits. As a business, we are committed to providing the best, most efficient service for each of these tasks. Therefore, we commit to only using the highest quality materials and go above and beyond to deliver the best customer service.