Repairmyhome.ie regularly get called out to do slate/tile, felt, gutters, fascia, soffit and roof timber repairs. Investigating and diagnosing the source of these problems is essential at the earliest stage. Often times Repairmyhome.ie find that the problem has gone unnoticed for some time, and it can be necessary to peel back more of the area, to ensure the roof doesn’t need to be revisited for years to come.
A few tiles on this roof were cracked and the breathable membrane was thorn allowing rain water into the house. Repairmyhome.ie stripped back the area in question, checked the timber rafters carefully for any signs of decay or weakness and strengthened them where required, treating the effected timbers with organic solvents.
The next step was to remove the roofing felt as it was to far gone to patch, the new roof felt must be installed to ensure that water/ moisture will make its way to the gutters. Its also extremely important that ventilation is maintained under need the felt, with a clear passage to the ventilated eaves, ensuring that the roof timbers remain free from moisture.
Repairmyhome.ie can install appropriate attic insulation while carrying out your roof repair, it is definitely a good time to this, as there is easier access to tight roof spaces and it’s also a great opportunity to increase your homes air-tightness levels thereby reducing internal drafts.
Once the Roofing membrane is installed, new battens are placed on top to secure the felt and give the tiles/ slates fixing. The slate/tiles are then reinstated or matched & integrated with new (or reclaimed), ensure that the appearance is retained.
Often times old roofing slate/ tile fixings have corroded but the case shown it was more likely a weather event that caused a few to move, exposing the felt to the elements and over time it failed. In this instance the gutters and flashings were in good condition but its always worth inspecting to be sure.
When carrying-out work on a roof Repairmyhome.ie ensure that the existing materials are staked and stored safely for reinstatement where possible, we also ensure our staff are fully insured and up to date with all health and safety. When repairing Old roofs the motto is repair rather than replace where possible, respecting the place we are working and giving due care to health and safety.
We use FSC approved timber and NSAI products
Repairmyhome.ie are a Dublin-based multi-disciplinary trade company who offer industry leading roof repairs. Contact us now on 01 4853440