Flat Roofing Questions & Answers (FAQs)
Should moss be removed from roof structures?
Answer: Yes - Excessive moss is often undesirable on roofs. Moisture retention may cause damage to roof coverings, and acidic rainwater run-off to gutters or roofs below can corrode certain metals. Tecta Roofing provide a roof cleaning service and will also check the condition of your roof for any other deterioration.
My gutters are sagging, leaking and unstable - do they need fully replacing?
Answer: A roof/gutter inspection will determine the severity of the problem. The gutters maybe at the end of their life and therefore require replacing or there could be a build-up of vegetation/debris and therefore need cleaning. The brackets and fixings maybe loose or decaying â€“ therefore they could need replacing or re-fixing also.
I have a leak - I think it's entering by the chimney stack - what could this be?
Answer: Your lead flashing/lead box gutter/lead aprons around the base of your chimney stack could be in need of replacement. Step flashing/aprons and box gutters are pieces of lead â€“ that are shaped around the base chimney to stop water from entering under the roof structure.