Sometimes, it’s easy to diagnose a structural problem with your home.
Let’s say the kids’ game of backyard cricket got a little out of hand, and the ball came flying through your bedroom window.
You don’t need to be an expert to see the problem here. The window is smashed, and you need a new one… and the kids need grounding for quite some time.
Roof problems, on the other hand? Not that simple. A roof that needs repointing, in particular, is one of those problems that should only be diagnosed and carried out by an expert.
Today, we’ll give you some tips on spotting a roof that needs repointing so that you know when to call the legends at Royce Roofing for their infamous roofing skills.
Your current pointing is cracked and dried out
One common sign that your roof needs repointing is if the current pointing is cracked, weathered and dried out. This is a sign that the pointing around your ridge capping is old and hasn’t been redone in a while. Pointing is supposed to look like a consistent, rubber-like sealant that is fully in-tact and has no gaps or cracks.
If your pointing does have gaps or cracks, it could allow water to penetrate it and create leaks in your roof. Don’t wait around and wait for the leaks to arrive if your pointing looks like this – call a pro from Royce Roofing straight away.
Leaks in your roof
A more serious sign that you need repointing is when there are leaks in your roof. Like we just mentioned, water can penetrate pointing that is cracked and dried out. So, if your roof is leaking, you may have only just picked up on the pointing issue in its worst stage.
Hang on a tick before you get yourself in a panic! It’s not actually the end of the world. You can save yourself in bills and headaches if you choose to address the leak ASAP and call a professional roofer. The sooner you address the leaks, the less damage is likely to be done.
Your ridge capping is coming off
This one’s pretty extreme, but we’ve seen it before. If it appears as though some of your ridge capping tiles are actually coming off, then it’s time to call a roofer immediately. Your ridge capping has come away because your pointing needs redoing and the cement structure isnt holding like it used to.
If, after reading this, you’re still unsure whether you need repointing on your roof, don’t hesitate to call the crew at Royce Roofing. You’ve heard the old saying that it’s better to be safe than sorry. Well, in this circumstance, it’s certainly relevant. Royce Roofing will permanently tackle any issues with your ridge capping and ensure that your pointing is in tip top shape. For the best repointing job at the best price, Royce Roofing are the only team to call.