Causes on Roof Leaks

The Most Common Causes on Roof Leaks

If you have a leaky roof and your trying to figure out how it happened can be quite difficult as you may not be able to determine the cause of the problem yourself and will worry about what the cost of roofing repair work. One of the most common problems associated with roofing are leaks, so we at South Dublin Roofing and Roof Repairs thought we would highlight some of the most common issues for a leaking roof so the next time it happens to you, you can determine the root cause of the problem yourself ahead of calling upon a Dublin roofing repair experts like South Dublin Roofing and Roof Repairs.

Roof Underlay

Roof tiles/slates are used to to keep out any rain, there is a risk that strong winds can push rain through gaps or underneath the tiles on your roof. The importance of underlay used to carry this water to the guttering. Time and continued exposure to the rain, the underlay can begin to rot, not function effectively and finally fail, which will cause a roof to leak.

Loose, Damaged or Slipped Tiles/Slates

Slipped tiles or slates can cause large amounts of rainwater to land on the underlay thus putting it under more pressure that it can deal with. This causes pools of water that build up, where a tile or slate has slipped, a leak is more likely to happen.

Damaged Lead flashing and Roofing Valleys

The most common cause of a leaks is through the incorrect installation or damage to the lead flashing at valleys on the roof. Any damage can grow and quickly after a large amount of water and this will result in a leak.

Condensation

One of the silent enemies of your home is condensation a poorly ventilated roof can lead to condensation forming on the under the underlay or tiles. This can eventually lead to droplets of water leaking through your ceiling, leaving dark patches this is a direct cause of a leaking roof.

These are the 5 most common causes of a leaking roof.

Fascia and Soffit Dublin City

South Dublin Roofing and Roof Repairs Services Dublin.

We are experts in Fascia and Soffit and the laying and repairing of domestic & industrial roofs in every town in the Southside.

South Dublin are registered roofing contractors who have been serving our customers for over 20 years across Ireland.

We are widely regarded as one of the top roofing contractors on the Irish Shores, we have a reputation of being an honest, straight forward talking company.

Slated and Tiled Roofs and Roofing Repair the Southside

Lead Valley’s Repaired and replaced, Velux windows fitted and repaired, slate and tiled roof repairs in all towns.

Guttering Repair we offer:

Fascias, Soffits, Gutter Installation, Gutter Cleaning repaired.

South Dublin Roofing and Roof Repairs have been serving the people in wicklow. We are specialists in repairing and replacing roofs.

We are C2 Registered and Fully Insured. All our work is carried out by experienced professionals to the highest standards. No job too big or small and will provide a free quote.

We specialise in all types of roofing repair and replacement. We repair and replace all types of flat roofs.

Felting, Tiling, Flat Roofs, Slating and Lathing

All waste materials are removed from site. We are a proud Irish owned company and we only use the best Irish materials. We are an Irish Business supporting Irish Products and Companies all over the Southside.

South Dublin Roofing and Roof Repairs specialise in flat roofs which are guaranteed.

Services include New Roof Builds, Roof Repair and Maintenance, Slating, Gutters, PVC Fascia & Soffit, Valleys & Downpipes Repair, Chimney Flashing, Steel Garden Sheds Installed, 24 Hour Roofing Services, Specialist in Torch on Felt, remove Asbestos, Shutters, Attic Conversions and Industrial Panels in the Southside.

Roofers, Restoration & Conservation PVC Fascia and Soffit.

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Waterproof Repairs

Waterproof Repair & Installation Dublin

All our materials has be approved in Ireland. We are fully trained approved contractors and supply and fit all roof systems.

We use only high performance, waterproofing, providing a complete range of membranes for use in modern building and civil construction projects.

This reliable roof waterproofing system has been in use since 1981, and has an excellent reputation for quality and durability. An estimated 15 million square metres of waterproofing has been installed in Ireland alone.

The membranes of the PARALON 77 series are obtained by calendering a compound based on distilled bitumen modified with polyproplenic resins and elastomeric polymers; the reinforcement, integrally synthetic, is a non-woven polyester obtained from a continuous yarn: this gives to the finished product similar mechanical characteristics in both longitudinal and transverse sense.

The use of the PARALON compound suitably modified gives PARALON 77 membranes excellent weathering resistance in any climatic conditions and in exposed membrane systems.

  • Waterproofing of flat, pitched, vaulted roofs, of both cast in site and precast concrete, also insulated.
  • Waterproofing of gullies and valleys.
  • Vertical walls.
  • Waterproofing of basement extradoses and underground premises.
  • Galleries.
  • Underground pipelines and tanks

 

Refurbish the existing roof, improving the falls on the main roof and introducing falls in the gutters to improve drainage.

Waterproof Repair & Installed

Waterproof Repair & Installation Dublin

All our materials has be approved in Ireland. We are fully trained approved contractors and supply and fit all roof systems.

We use only high performance, waterproofing, providing a complete range of membranes for use in modern building and civil construction projects.

This reliable roof waterproofing system has been in use since 1981, and has an excellent reputation for quality and durability. An estimated 15 million square metres of waterproofing has been installed in Ireland alone.

The membranes of the PARALON 77 series are obtained by calendering a compound based on distilled bitumen modified with polyproplenic resins and elastomeric polymers; the reinforcement, integrally synthetic, is a non-woven polyester obtained from a continuous yarn: this gives to the finished product similar mechanical characteristics in both longitudinal and transverse sense.

The use of the PARALON compound suitably modified gives PARALON 77 membranes excellent weathering resistance in any climatic conditions and in exposed membrane systems.

  • Waterproofing of flat, pitched, vaulted roofs, of both cast in site and precast concrete, also insulated.
  • Waterproofing of gullies and valleys.
  • Vertical walls.
  • Waterproofing of basement extradoses and underground premises.
  • Galleries.
  • Underground pipelines and tanks

 

Refurbish the existing roof, improving the falls on the main roof and introducing falls in the gutters to improve drainage.

Roofing Maintenance and Repairs

Roofing Services: we are experts in roofing and guttering and the laying and repairing of domestic & industrial roofs.

With over 20 years of experience in roof repairs in all area’s of Dublin.

We supply and carry out repairs and installation of all aspects of Felting, Roofing, Slating and Tiling in Dublin.

Flat Roof Repairs, Slates and Tiled Roofs

Roofing Installation & Repair

Roof Installation & Repair

Zinc it is a very long lasting roofing material in any environment it can last decades needing no maintenance or treatment throughout its lifetime, although good roof ventilation has to be ensured when designing roof construction zinc roofing material.

Zinc is naturally resistant to corrosion, is extremely durable and does not require costly maintenance. In addition, the flexibility and versatility of zinc, combined with its pleasing appearance, make it the material of choice for art-ise building projects to individual homes to commercial complexes, public buildings and domestic projects.

Zinc is 100 recyclable meaning your roof does not have to remain stagnant through out its long lifetime.

90 of zinc used in the building industry is recycled.

Zinc requires minimal to no maintenance due to its a naturally forming compound which is self-protecting. Zinc lends itself to both traditional and contemporary design, whether new build or refurbishment. Architects frequently comment on how well the material blends with wood, stone and concrete, whilst also providing a contrast to other materials used.

Zinc is naturally self-protecting. With time, it forms an attractive light grey colour. It does not rust, requires little or no maintenance, is remarkably resistant to corrosion and is perfectly watertight. Zinc offers durability and long-term cost-effective.

Zinc Roofing and wall cladding have become very popular over the years. People have commented how well the material blends with wood, concrete, stone, all this while providing a contrast with the finishes available.

Zinc materials are easily recyclable long lasting and environmentally friendly. Zinc has now become a very popular option for the roofing of flat roof, extensions or refurbished roofs.