Most of us don’t tend to think of damp in terms of it affecting our roof; we’re generally more concerned with damp on our walls or bedroom ceiling. Damp can also include leaks. A leaking roof can be the sign of many problems to come. The best thing to do when you have a leaking roof is to deal with the problem immediately. If left it can manifest itself into something more serious.
If you do discover a leak there are some things you can check prior to calling a roofing contractor:
Start from in your home and see where the leak is coming from.
Think back to see if you’ve had someone walk on your roof recently, cracked tiles can cause leaks
Check for any moisture in the loft caused by condensation
A local roofing contractor can advise you on what the best solution is for your roof and give you an estimate. Do beware though; there are many rogue traders so ensure you have checked out a few of their credentials: are they registered with any of the main Building Trade Associations? Can they break down the cost of your roof to you? Some people try to work out how much their roof will cost them through the use of a roof calculator.
This is not a complete accurate assessment of how much your roof will cost, but it can give you an idea.