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The Early Signs of Roof Damage

Being able to recognise when your roof is in need of expert help can not only save you splashing out for a full roof replacement, but it can also prevent your home from suffering internal damage too. After all, your roof is the main source of protection from the outside elements. Whether it be rain, snow or strong winds, your roof will take the full force of it all which is why it’s vital that you invest in quality over cheap labour.

Here at Valent Roofing, we hear time and time again about homeowners and building proprietors spotting a roofing issue just a little too late, which is why we’re going to go over some of the early signs of damage you may come across…


Before a roof begins to leak, it is not uncommon for homeowners or warehouse owners to notice pools of moisture appearing on the walls or ceilings. Unfortunately, these individuals fail to connect this excess moisture with roof damage. A home that is overly humid for the season or is showing signs of damp suggests that water damage is taking place and the roof is the most common place for this to occur.

Missing Tiles

A roof that is missing tiles is a roof that is in need of some serious TLC. After all, if your roof is not provided with the materials necessary to protect your home, you are going to suffer costly damage. Missing or slipped tiles suggest that your home is suffering from water damage and should be dealt with promptly.

Sediment in the Gutters

Not every sign of roof damage actually shows up on the roof and your gutters may hold a few clues too. If you find that they have thicker than usual leaf debris and refuse, you may be shocked to find out your roof is falling apart before your eyes. A sand like sediment on the other hand suggests that you should consider replacing your tiles.

Old Home/Building

Let’s face it, no material can last forever and since our roofs take such a beating in order to protect our homes or buildings, its only right to presume that they will need replacing after a certain amount of time. Some roofs may have actually been installed over 20 years ago and whilst you may not notice any signs of immediate damage, it is recommended that you look into assessing it’s health. You may find that a full replacement is in order to prevent a surprise collapse or unforeseen damage in the future.

If you’ve discovered any of these signs on your roof, it could be time to call in the professionals at Valent Roofing. With over 70 years of combined experience, we are the experts when it comes to industrial roofing and no task is too big or too small! Get in contact today to find out more information and lets fix your roofing stress before it becomes a roofing nightmare!

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Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Telephone: 0161 864 3311
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