It’s Beginning To Look At Lot Like Christmas

Here at James Roofing Liverpool, we’re excited as it’s getting close to Christmas! You’ll probably getting the family round for the festivities.

The problem is their maybe snow on the way… it’s certainly cold enough!

This may not seem like a problem yet!

As dependable roofers Liverpool we’re aware that if your roof has any leaks or is potentially vulnerable to weather you’ll soon find out.

What To Look For…

Stains on interior ceilings and walls – This can be caused by inadequate or faulty shingle under-layment allowing leakage. It may also be a sign of inadequate ventilation.

Missing cracked or curling shingles – This may be caused by low grade shingles that have been previously installed or simply, shingles that have exceeded their expected lifespan.

Roof Shingle Deterioration, Cracking, and Cupping – This could be caused by a variety or factors but is most likely due to a build up of heat due to poor attic ventilation.

Peeling, Bubbling, or Blistering Exterior Paint – The possible cause for this could be poor attic ventilation trapping moisture in the house.

Dark, “Dirty-Looking” Areas on Your Roof – Very common and can will be caused by environmental pollutants; lichen, algae, fungus or other environmental growth.

This blog was written to highlight the importance of visual checks and the need for a little roofing maintenance now and then. We’ve always been huge advocates of spending a little now so that you don’t have to spend a fortune in the future. So have a look as getting your roof repaired at a greater cost later, isn’t what any of us really want.

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Do You Have Suspicious Stains On Your Ceiling?

Do you have any of the following Issues?

Stains on your ceiling. Water dripping from a recessed light fixture. Your chimney has wet masonry. A stream of water is running down your wall or dripping from a window well.

If any of these events are happening in your home you must have a roof leak, right? An appointment with a  Liverpool roofer is made. He checks the roof and tells you that some patch work will remedy the situation. The work is done, the roofer is paid but you have the same problem the next time there is a rain storm.

That’s not how we work!

What happened? There are a number of problems other than those associated with your roof that can cause moisture to enter your home.

Leakage can occur when wood or vinyl siding has been damaged, has worn out or was improperly installed. Wind driven rain can force water past the siding where it gets behind the flashing and into the roof system.

Masonry wall or chimney leaks can occur when these components deteriorate due to long term exposure the weather. The mortar can break loose from the bricks or even fall out allowing moisture to be forced into the structure where it runs down and can show up inside the home. Concrete block walls can be come porous and absorb water. These conditions can show up much earlier if the masonry work was not done correctly.

Mechanical intrusion is another source of leaks. Holes in rusted vent pipes can allow water access.

Satellite dishes, antennas, lightning rod systems or Christmas decorations with fasteners that pierce the roof can leak if not sealed properly. You may even need some replacement Guttering Liverpool?

Many homes have flat roof sections. If you have an HVAC unit on a flat section of your roof, leaky duct work can allow moisture to enter the home.

Our roof repairs Liverpool based company have also encountered some apparent roof leaks that don’t even originate at the roof level! We have found that second story windows with caulking that has deteriorated or frames that have split open can produce roof leaks on the first floor.

There have been several instances where a vent pipe installed thru a wall on an upper floor has admitted water and produced a leak condition on a lower floor. We have responded to leak calls that have been broken water pipes, leaking bathtubs and even dripping HVAC units located in attics!

The first call of action is to contact a roofer and let them detect your problems as they’ve seen it all before

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Beware Of Wind

Oh My…. More Wind On Its Way

Have you seen the weather reports! Huge amounts of wind have been predicted to hit the UK over the next few weeks.

Here at James Roofing in Liverpool, we’d love to tell you that you can protect your roofs with… and stop leaks with…

Unfortunately that isn’t the case, if you’ve an older roof that already looks like it may have needed repairs, then you’ll probably be exposed. If you have an old gutter, you should have replaced years ago, this weather will also expose you. You should be looking for guttering Liverpool companies, as it could be costly and cause serious damage, if it’s not working efficiently

We’re not trying to be the merchants of doom, but a little bit of maintenance goes a long way. If you’ve let your roof fall into a state of disrepair, then you will certainly be found wanting.

What Can We Do

  1. You can hope that you’re roof holds up.
  2. You can call an experiences roofer to fix the potentially loose slates and make you water tight before the wind and rain hit
  3. You get lots of buckets and tarpaulin ready for your own patch up jobs.

By far the less costly option would be to get it repaired now, before it takes a massive chunk out of your wallet.

Call James Roofing Liverpool for more a free quote.

 

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Look At The Rain!

Here at roofing Liverpool we know that you’ve probably got a few problems right now, especially if you’ve searched for a roofer online. Follow these next steps

Next Steps

  1. Call us to arrange an call out.
  2. Place a bucket under the leak/s.
  3. Clear the room/s.
  4. Make sure their is no possibility of water dripping onto electrical items.
  5. If the water is near electrical circuits, please don’t play about with sockets.
  6. If you really do have a flood, call an electrical supervisor to switch of the electricity in the house or flat

We hope you’re not in too much distress, but James Roofing will be able to solve your problems.

 

 

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Guttering Problems

Here at Guttering Liverpool specialists James Roofing want to discuss gutter issues. If your home has water damage caused by faulty or clogged gutters, don’t wait any longer. A solution is on the way. Just request a free no obligation gutters quote.

Common Gutter Problems

When there are missing parts to gutter systems causing the gutters to drain too close to the house, ground becomes saturated and causes a number of problems:

  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Landscape erosion
  • Exterior walls and floors can warp or bow
  • Driveways may sink

When Gutters are clogged and the rain cannot flow freely, major damage can occur such as:

  • The exterior and interior walls can get soaked and damaged causing mold and peeling paint.
  • Water can overflow over the front of the gutter system causing water to drip annoyingly onto passersby.
  • During a major rainstorm, the water can pour over the side and cause a lot of noise.
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It’s All About The Weather

If you’ve been reading the weather forecasts, we’re in for heavy rain, flash floods and thunderstorms.  We’ve been told that this assault on Liverpool is the result of the jet stream, and a series of low pressure areas.

Weather like this causes havoc not just for roofing companies Liverpool but in all over the country. We’ll undoubtedly loose more than a couple of roofs and probably as is always the case people will end up getting hurt. Forecasts are predicting more rain with week and hopes from summer sizzler as we had a few days in April.

The technical bit

“Waves” in the jet stream which moves weather systems across Britain mean areas of low pressure have lasted longer and created far more rain than normal, explained the jet stream usually pulls weather systems along but because it was not sitting straight, it had been holding the low pressure in place.

Rain is produced when low atmospheric pressure rises and gathers and as various weather systems have been moving across the country in the past few weeks, it can happen quickly. Being involved with roof repairs Liverpool, we know gaps in this weather system will occur, but contact us and we’ll be able to help get you back on your feet should any leaks or blow offs happen.

In a side note, today’s flooding had been caused by persistent, heavy rain in comparison to last week’s mini storms, which were more isolated and only lasted a couple of hours.

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Wow, What Weather We’ve Had

Wow, What weather we’ve had!

Here at Roofing Liverpool we know what the odd gust of wind and torrential rain can do to a property.

Here are some 4 things to look for and they will save you money in the long run.

Noise

We know that it doesn’t have to be Halloween to hear noises outside. If when the wind is up you start to hear unusual noises or flapping it can be an indication of damaged tiles or guttering.

Slipped tile

After any particularly bad day or night you should do a full inspection of your property. Walk around the front, side and back. Walk to the very back of your garden and across the road to check. It’s usually a good idea to have an agreement with neighbours across the road and either side, and check on each others houses

Leaks

This is a no brainer, if you have a leak, you need to get it dealt with quickly. We’ve spent many hours fixing all types, caused by roof or gutter damage and the rule of thumb is speed.

Wall problems

Damp patches and in the worst cases, rotting and water leaking in can not only cause a terrible smell, but can cause very expensive damage to your property.

If you see any of these warning signs it’s imperative that you seek us out. Whether it’s our Guttering Liverpool service or just general small tile roof repair inaction will eventually lead to large scale work needs.

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