Restoring and repairing the roof of your period house should be a priority over any other jobs on your list. A roof that allows even a small amount of water to leak into the fabric of the building can cause damage to the ceilings and timbers below which over time can result in damp, rot and decay. Leave the problem too long and you’ll be looking at some very expensive repairs.
Your period house roof might use one type of material, or a combination of several. Slate tiles are extremely common, as are clay tiles and metal sheeting made from lead, cooper or zinc. [Read more…]