Roofing Question

Leakage in roof ?

Our pitched roof is joined with next door neighbours and theres a gutter or trough that runs down the centre to collect rain water and sends into drainpipe. When we have a heavy downpour the wallpaper gets damp. Slates are in place and felting also. Not sure about next doors' though,
any ideas on what could be the cause for dampness ?

2 Answers

without looking at your roof it is impossible to say , could be a cracked tile,a worn tile. your best bet is put it on the site and get a local roofer round to check your roof

Answered 24th Aug 2012

ADR Property Maintenance

Member since 1 Mar 2009

It is either splits to the lead valley/gutter or a blockage causing the gutter to become overburdened during heavy rainfall. The valley boards may be too shallow behind the tiles and felt.

Any good roofer will identify the cause immediately.

Answered 24th Aug 2012


Member since 26 Jul 2012

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