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Out of sight out of mind isn’t always the best rule to adhere to, particularly where your home and its roof are concerned. It might be easy to ignore your roof and any maintenance it requires, however, if not addressed, roof problems can impact the structure of your home and pose a safety risk. Your roof is vital in protecting your home and safeguarding it against water damage and more, so when you start to notice signs of wear or damage, you must act fast. Here at Fibre Tech Flat Roofing, we know that replacing your roof is a huge investment, however, when signs are pointing to you needing a new roof, it becomes a necessity. In this blog, we’ll highlight the signs that you might need a new roof, what causes roof damage and how Fibre-Tech Flat Roofing can help with your new roof.


Established over 20 years ago, we at Fibre-Tech Flat Roofing have a leading reputation as roofing installation experts. With us, you’re guaranteed years of experience, a friendly and professional team, affordable prices and – best of all – results that you’ll be proud to call a part of your home. Our solutions are geared towards your 100% satisfaction which makes us stand out against the rest. If we’re the company for you, then we can’t wait to hear from you. Contact us today for a FREE quote.


What causes roof damage?


Before we look at the signs that you might need a new roof, let’s explore what causes roof damage. Understanding what may cause damage and wear to your roof system means that you can step in and provide vital maintenance to help prolong your roof’s lifespan. Here are some of the factors that may cause damage and wear to your roof…


  • Weather Conditions

Unsurprisingly, weather conditions are the number one culprit of roof damage. Heavy rain can cause water to pool on the roof while snow can strain the structure of the roof itself, impacting its long-term integrity. Wind too plays a part in the condition of your roof with strong winds loosening tiles, guttering and more. UV rays are also responsible for roof damage and can expedite the wear and tear process.

  • Age

Professionally installed roofing systems can last for up to 30 years when using quality materials and techniques. Bolstering installation in this way should protect your roof for longer. However, the age of your roof will undoubtedly impact the condition of your roof. Ageing can significantly weaken the structural integrity of your roof and can impact the roof’s fixtures and fittings.

  • Poor Installation

As mentioned above, professionally installed roofing systems can last for up to 30 years. Poor installation that uses below-par materials and shoddy techniques can lead to problems further down the line with your roof. Weak spots, sagging, reduced function and overall vulnerability are all common features of a poorly installed roof.

  • Lack of Maintenance

Once installation is complete, it can be easy to ignore your roof, unless it is exhibiting severe signs of damage, however, regular maintenance is essential. We recommend inspecting your roof at least twice a year for damage and wear. We also advise that any damage or wear is addressed immediately to ensure that your roof is structurally sound and that minor problems don’t escalate to become major ones.


If you’re not sure if your roof is damaged, don’t hesitate to call on roofing experts to help. Get in touch with Fibre-Tech Flat Roofing today, we can inspect your roof and address any problems.


Signs That You Might Need a New Roof


Now that we’ve explored what causes roof damage, what are the signs that you might need a new roof? If you spot any of these issues, we strongly advise getting in touch with roofing experts today. We will be able to provide remedial work to ensure that your roof is structurally sound. Here are some of the red flags to look out for that point to roofing damage…


  • Visible Damage

Visible damage is one of the best notifiers of roof damage and can easily be identified by regularly inspecting your roof system. When checking your roof for visible damage, look out for damaged or missing shingles, cracked tiles, sagging areas and loose or missing fittings such as guttering, soffits and fascias.

  • Water Stains

Roof damage doesn’t just manifest on the exterior of your home. If you’ve spotted water stains on your interior ceilings or walls, your roof could have a leak. If not addressed immediately, roofing leaks could cause significant water damage and structural damage to your property which will be far more expensive and intrusive to repair.

  • Moss and Algae

If your roof is covered in a layer of moss and algae you may need to think about a new roof. Moss and algae can grow and spread fast, trapping moisture and leading to rot within your roofing system. They also indicate excessive moisture and poor ventilation. If you spot moss and algae on your roof, speak to us today about roof replacement.

  • Granule Loss

Granules comprise crushed stone and other materials that are applied on top of your roof’s shingles. They’re designed to help protect your roof from excessive sun damage and preserve its lifespan. So if you spot granule deposits in your gutters or around your property, you should consider a new roof.

  • Light in Your Loft

While your roof lets in some light to help circulation in your loft, such as around gables, soffits and ridge vents, excessive light can be a sign of roof damage. Your roof may have holes, may be missing tiles and more. So, if you spot the sun shining in where it wasn’t before, you may wish to consider a new roof.

  • Your Roof is Old

Is your roof around 20-30 years old? If so, then you may want to think about replacing it. Older roofs are more susceptible to damage, wear and tear and more, impacting their structural integrity and the level of protection that they provide to your home. If you’re not sure how old your roof is, we can conduct a roofing inspection to estimate its age.


You think you need a new roof. What now?


So you’ve inspected your roof and are alarmed to find one or several of the problems listed above. But don’t panic – we at Fibre-Tech Flat Roofing are here to help. When it comes to getting a new roof installed we know that your peace of mind is key. You want a roof that’s made of the highest-grade materials and installed to a superior standard by our experts. A roof that won’t leak, warp, crack or weather. A roof that’s maintenance-free and is still going to look good in years to come. That’s why we make the Fibre Tech promise and back it up with not only our 20-year guarantee but also an independently backed Consumer Protection Association guarantee*.


*Our 20-year guarantee covers your roof for a full 20 years from the date of completion but our roofs are proven to last more than 40 years. All our guarantees are transferable to a new owner of your property from the date they move in subject to a roof survey and a small admin cost.


If you’re ready to take the step to your new roof, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today!


What are the benefits of a new roof?


  • Protection

A high-quality new roof will ensure that your roof system and property are protected against water damage, wear and tear, UV rays, extreme temperatures and much more.

  • Long-Lasting

With benefits that can last for over 30 years with proper maintenance, such as inspections and minor repairs when needed, a new roof is a smart investment.

  • Energy Efficiency

New roof installations often come with the benefit of better, more high-quality insulation, therefore reducing your energy consumption and energy bill costs.

  • Boost Property Value

A new roof can return over 60% on your investment. So, if your existing roof is damaged, worn or aged, replacing it with a brand-new roof can add to the value of your property.

  • Safety

A new roof installation ensures that your property is structurally sound, reducing the risk of accident or injury.

  • Peace of Mind

Installing a new roof brings peace of mind meaning that you can relax, safe in the knowledge that your home is protected.

  • Improved Aesthetics

Enhance the kerb appeal of your property and give your home’s aesthetics a boost with a brand-new roof system.

  • Extensive Range

A new roof installation gives you the chance to upgrade your roof system. Choose from a variety of materials and styles to suit your preferences and requirements.

  • Environmentally Friendly Options

When installing a new roof, you can explore environmentally friendly options and materials that contribute to sustainability and energy efficiency.


There are so many benefits to installing a new roof, so if you’re ready to take the step please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today for a FREE quote!


In Conclusion…


With over 20 years of industry experience, you can trust that we at Fibre-Tech Flat Roofing understand how new roofing installations work. You can also rest assured that we will provide you with roof replacement options that most benefit our clients in the long term. If you spot any signs that you might need a new roof, such as missing tiles, sagging roofing, moss and algae, light in your loft and more, don’t hesitate to speak to roofing experts today. A new roof is key to the structural integrity of your home, the safety of your household and the longevity of your installation.


Choosing a new roof with Fibre-Tech Flat Roofing is a long-term investment that delivers time and time again. Your property, energy bills and more will thank you for investing in a new roof installation. So, if you’d like to arrange a consultation for a new roof installation, contact us today.


Roofing Frequently Asked Questions


How much does a new roof cost in the UK?

The cost of installing a new roof will vary depending on several factors. Therefore, we recommend getting in touch with us for a FREE quote and site survey.

How long does it take to install a new roof?

The length of time it takes to install a new roof will vary. We recommend getting in touch with us today and we can provide a tailored schedule for your project.

How often should I inspect my roof for potential issues?

We recommend regular inspections at least twice a year to ensure your roof is secure.

What is the average lifespan of a roof?

The lifespan of a roof will vary depending on several factors, however, roofing can last anywhere between 30 and 50 years.


What is the importance of regular maintenance for roofs?

Regular maintenance is essential to prolonging the lifespan and ensuring the function of your roof. We recommend undertaking regular inspections and completing repairs when needed.


Book a FREE Quote & Site Survey Today  


Contact us to arrange a FREE site survey for our team to look at your existing roof covering and provide recommendations for your roofing. We will then provide a FREE written quotation, including any additional options such as Guttering, Cladding or Fascias & Soffits.


Why choose us for your new roofing installation?



FREE Quotes & Consultation


We offer FREE no-obligation quotes and consultations, for our roofing installation and all other services.


20 Year Guarantee


We offer a 20-year guarantee as well as an independently backed Consumer Protection Association guarantee*.


Accredited Company


We are fully accredited by Which, CheckaTrade, TrustaTrader, MyBuilder, Protan and CYB.


*CPA Guarantee is subject to additional costs if required depending on the size of the installation.


If you’re looking for quality, affordable roofing installation, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a FREE quote and arrange your site survey today!

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