How To Handle Unusual Roofing Issues

When it comes to roofing issues, some are to be expected, and others can come as more of a surprise.

Given that weather in the midlands can be somewhat changeable, especially during the winter and spring months, roof repairs in Telford are often precipitated by precipitation, with particularly harsh rainstorms revealing leaks and gaps in roofs that need to be fixed to avoid further property damage.

However, there are also somewhat more unusual roofing issues that you may not expect but can cause somewhat unexpected long term damage to your roof and by extension your home.

Here are some rather unusual issues and how to solve them.

Blowing In The Wind

Typically, the main concern when it comes to wind damage is the potential for winds to cause rocks and other hard debris to strike at your roof and cause damage to flashing and shingles during heavy storms.

However, there is another, relatively unusual issue that can happen with certain types of roof shapes known as wind uplifting, which can cause your roofing materials to lift and loosen.

It is often caused by a difference in air pressure between the inside and outside of your home during warm weather. When a strong wind blows over your roof, it lowers the pressure on the outside causing the shingles to lift and fly off, with even moderate winds causing this.

The best way to avoid this is to ensure that roofing materials are secured with multiple different materials, including nails, adhesives and clips.

Roof Traffic

Whilst you are unlikely to have so many people travelling up and down your roof to cause an issue if you have a flat or relatively shallow roof the temptation is there to walk up and down it, which can cause far more damage than you might expect.

Most roofing materials are covered with granules that help to protect your roof, and these can be worn off by standing on the roof tiles and shingles. This can in turn cause leaks and further structural damage.

If you must work on the roof, try to wear as gentle a sole on your foot as you can that still gives you a safe secure grip, but as much as possible, use a ladder placed against your home instead.

Heat Splits

Typically, the weather in the midlands does not get hot enough to cause contract/expand cycles on your roof, but with certain materials and in particularly hot and cold weather, the roof can expand and contract to the point that it can quite literally split in half.

Generally, if you see warping roof shapes, buckling and a lot of loose shingles, it is time to contact a roofing expert to solve the issue as soon as possible.