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Daylight coming to the loft
I've got a daylight coming trough to the loft, I could not see this last week on a sunny day.
I went to have a look and I can see there's a hole where the daylight is coming through. The rest of the loft seem to be totally covered and no light is coming through anywhere else. Should I be worried?
6 Answers from MyBuilder Roofers
Carlisle • Member since 15 Jan 2016 • 55 jobs, 98% positive feedback
Probably a missing tile , should be replaced to prevent any further damage
Answered 16th Mar 2017
It sounds like a missing slate or tile if it's on the main part of the roof
Answered 10th Mar 2017
Llannon / Pontardulais • Member since 6 Mar 2017 • 37 jobs, 100% positive feedback
I'm not sure with the description posted whether this roof is felted or not!
It is possible to see daylight in a loft space especially in valley area or close to verge on side, but good news is that it's not always a sign of a potential leak.. directional angles in some cases will show light but the roof may be fine..it's probably advisable to check out roof to make sure there's no missing slates/tiles..
Hope this helps
Answered 10th Mar 2017
If you are seeing day light then of course that is a way of water getting straight into the roof.
Sounds like you may have no felt membrane.
Membrane is the main material that stop water getting into the main roof and your tiles stop the water getting to the membrane.
Could be missing tiles or slates. Would be best to get some breathable felt
Answered 9th Apr 2017
Bolton • Member since 28 Apr 2016 • 21 jobs, 81% positive feedback
It is hard to give correct information with out completion of a full internal and external survey it's possible it's the original roof and that's why there is light coming through but I would recommend you to get a roofing expert to complete a survey
Answered 11th Apr 2017
In cases of daylight being seen in your loft space can be a number of things. None of which need to be anything major or cause for great concern. A complete investigation is what is needed by a trusted honest roofer not one that will use scare tactics to big up the job. Sometimes daylight is the result of something very minor and small. Roofwise Solutions
Answered 24th Jun 2018
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