How to tell if your roof is leaking
5 things to look out for are:
When you can see signs of water damage check your roof. Don’t wait for the problem to get any larger. If you can’t see anything obvious that could be causing a leak or signs of damp, call a professional in to inspect your roof and to find where the problem is.
Mould and Moss Growth
When you are checking your roof this is something to look out for.
Light Coming In
You should regularly check the roof internally. For many people, this will be in their loft. Go up there around sunset and see if you can see any sunlight coming in from your roof. If you can see any sunlight come through the tiles then this means that you have cracks in your roof that need to be looked at by a professional.
Check around your chimney and any vents to ensure that there are no problems with the flashing. Flashing will have been used to make sure your roof is watertight around seams where water runoff can be greater.
If your roof is over 20 years old you may want to get it checked by a professional. As with everything, as the materials that your roof are made up of age, they deteriorate, especially as they are exposed to the British weather year in and year out.