Every roof will have a problem during its lifespan, whether that is caused by natural wear and tear or a more serious weather incident.

Although you can never be in-charge of the strong winds, there are a few things which can be done on a regular basis which should prevent wear and tear taking its toll on your roof quicker than anticipated. Below our leading roofing experts have a look at five of the most common roofing components which can lead to roofing problems.

The Fascia

The fascia or the roof trim as it is sometimes referred is designed to provide a protective barrier between the edge of the roof and the outside elements, mainly water. They also provide the good look factor too.

Problems arise when moisture gets in your fascia, with signs of this happening often shown by rot. If you notice any signs of moisture in the fascia, you should contact a roofing professional as soon as possible.


Soffits play an important role in ventilating your roof space and controlling temperature and thus any damage to them could lead to a serious problem. Soffits could crack, rot or show the appearance of small holes. This then makes them susceptible for easy water entrance and entry by animals looking for shelter.


Flashings are the things that are used to seal roof system edges, walls, drains, and any other area where the roof covering is interrupted. These are used to help seal any of the voids in the system.
Problems with this component of the roof usually arises during periods of freak weather or oxidisation, however they can just come loose. Thankfully, for a professional roofing company they are very easy to replace.


Gutters and guttering is used to safely transport water away from your roof as well as safeguarding the structural integrity. Gutters can become clogged up easily so it is very important that you check or get a professional company to periodically come and clean your gutters.

When your gutters are full of debris, they do not allow water to run off the roof properly which can lead to other more serious water damage problems. Gutters can also start to sag when the debris gets too heavy leaving to greater problems.

If you notice an issue, you should start with a thorough check and clear of your debris. If this does not solve the issue please seek professional help at your earliest convenience.


Shingles offer great protection for your roof but can be prone to curling. Missing shingles can make wood which is underneath susceptible to damage, which could include rotting, water damage or hole formation.
Discolouration is a sign of damage to the shingles so should you notice this at any time, seek professional help.

These are five of the most common roofing problems. Should you have an issue over the festive period, please contact us on Monday 5th January and we will send someone out to visit you as soon as possible.