Andy Butchers shares his insider knowledge to help you troubleshoot this key element of your building project.
It may be stating the obvious, but every house needs a robust roof to close up the structure and protect it from the elements. Given it will be acting as the first line of defence, it’s perhaps not surprising that roofing issues are by far the biggest area of insurance and warranty claims. And what’s the most common problem? You guessed it: water ingress.
What’s frustrating for self-builders and renovators who encounter this kind of scenario is that, with a little more thought from their designers and contractors, most of these problems can be completely eliminated. Here’s what to watch out for on your project.