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When to Replace a Roof

Every property owner will know that taking care of a roof is a full-time responsibility. After all, it is a man-made feature which means that it requires regular maintenance to keep it in tip top condition for as long as possible. With this said, the day will arrive when the roofing contractor mentions the word ‘replacement’. Known for being expensive and time consuming, the team here at Valent Roofing have decided to set the record straight once and for all. Read on as we go through three scenarios where a replacement job may be the best solution….


The lifespan of a roof is difficult to pinpoint because the exact figure depends on a variety of different characteristics such as the material used, the amount of maintenance provided and the quality of the installation. With this said, a roof that is looking worse for wear is very likely in need of some high-quality care and roofing replacement could be the perfect solution, especially if a roof is pre-existing on a new house purchase.


Whilst maintenance and servicing can help extend the lifespan of a roof and ensure that a property is protected all year round, it is important to take general wear and tear or weather-related damage into consideration. After all, the wrath of mother nature is difficult to tame and this means that a heavy downpour or particularly strong winds can result in serious damage, making a full roofing replacement the only option. In addition to this, missing shingles or damage roofing materials could also be a sign that it is time to consider a replacement too.


When it comes to roofing damage, the last thing that a homeowner wants to discover is a leak. After all, they are able to creep into the home subtly and create a lot of damage before they are even discovered. In fact, flat roofs are more susceptible to serious water damage because the water can pool on the surface, causing the material to weaken and eventually buckle under the weight. As a result, a leak could the final calling card for a poorly maintained roof and often leads to a replacement.

Here at Valent Roofing, we want to help our clients with all their roofing woes and worries and that is why we like to clarify some of the grey areas in our industry. After all, a roofing replacement is a big commitment and it is important that property owners make a decision after every avenue has been investigated. To find out whether your property could be destined for the replacement route, get in contact with the industrial roofing experts at Valent Roofing and speak to a member of the team today!


Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Telephone: 0161 864 3311
Fax: 0161 864 3322

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