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How to Stop your Shed Roof Leaking

It is common to find your shed roof leaking as it rains more frequently and temperatures begin to fall. To prevent this happening it is important to look after your shed and do everything in your power to stop this from happening.

How can you do this? And keep the items inside your shed waterproofed all year round.

Ways to Prevent your Shed Roof from Leaking

Regularly Check your Shed Roof for Damage

Bad weather and falling branches are the most likely causes of damage to your shed roof. If you have a felt roof this can results in tears. And if you have a tiled roof this can result in broken, loose or completely removed tiles.

If you do notices any damage it is best to get the roof repairs done as soon as possible. The penalty for delaying these repairs will likely leads to leaks.

Regularly Sweep Leaves and Debris from your Shed Roof

The build up of debris and leaves on your shed roof can trap water on your roof and prevent it draining away. This build up of water will need to escape and could penetrate your roof covering. It is a good idea to regularly sweep your roof to prevent this happening.

Replace your Roof Covering when it is Needed

Many people put off replacing there roof covering when it is need to save the money. However by not taking action at the end of your roof coverings natural lifespan and leaving your shed unprotected from the elements you could be causing yourself more problems with more severe damage to your shed itself.

The average life time for shed roof with a felt roof covering is around 10 years. there are some exceptions to this rule with longer life spans for roofs installed and maintained properly. As well as higher quality felt roofing systems. If you notice your roof is starting to look worn, has tears or joints are coming apart. it is time to get a new roof to prevent further problems which can be costly to both you shed and your finances.

If you do need a new roof, roof repairs ora roof maintenance service and are in the Woking or Guildford area we would be happy to assist you. Please get in touch or call us on 01483 475141.