4 Common Pitfalls of a Poorly Installed Roof

If you’re having trouble with your roof, the first step is to weigh up whether you need repairs or a full replacement. Repairs will suffice if it’s just a one-off issue. However, poorly-installed roofs will often have recurring problems, meaning it’s better to invest in a new roof altogether.

Unfortunately, with the increasing number of cowboy roofers and inadequate companies, poorly installed roofs are becoming a more common occurrence. The question is – how do you know if your roof falls into that category?

In truth, there are a number of things that can go wrong when installing a new roof without the right expertise and experience. To help you determine whether your recent roof installation is going to stand the test of time, we’ve put together a handy list of the top 4 most common pitfalls of a poorly installed roof.

1. Shoddy tiles

While you may not be able to spot improperly placed tiles on your roof, you’ll soon be made aware if you suffer from leaks, falling tiles or even a draught. Tiles can slip and move around if they’re not fitted properly, for instance. If your roofer is rushing, being sloppy or is simply unaware of how to properly fit them, your roof could begin to leak and get worse over time.

2. Improper ventilation

Ventilation is vital for roofs, especially with the constantly changing weather in the UK. Without proper ventilation, your property could get a build-up of moisture and even develop structural issues. If you notice areas of damp in your loft, start to get mould or mildew at the top of walls or your home doesn’t warm up as easily as it should, you may want to call in a roofing professional to survey your roof.

3. Flashing concerns

Flashing is another important aspect of roofing, which seals off any joining or protruding areas of the roof, protecting them from water ingress. Needless to say, your roofer should install flashing properly, ensuring it is fastened securely and correctly aligned.

Without properly installed flashing, your roof is vulnerable to weather damage and leaks, which could develop into more serious problems.

4. Inadequate materials

An inexperienced, unprofessional roofer may not have access to high-quality roofing materials – or even have the knowledge of them. Low-quality or unsuitable materials are more susceptible to wear and tear and will deteriorate much quicker than a roof installed with the best materials. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right suppliers and use the right products. If your roof is constantly developing issues, it could be down to cheap or unsuitable materials.

Professional roofing company in Leeds

If you’re worried that your roof was poorly installed, DPR Roofing in Leeds are here to help. We can identify the root cause of any recurring problems on your roof, and resolve them with expert domestic roof replacements.