Roof dramas

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by PaulaGraves Graves, Sep 23, 2021.


Does this need repair please

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  1. PaulaGraves Graves

    PaulaGraves Graves New Member

    Hi i was wondering if someone could help. I have had a problem with mould in my bathroom and finding yellow drips of water from walls and ceilings. I have had 3 roofers one sent by home emergency insurers. All 3 saying different things one saying roof is fine and it is condensation in the bathroom, other 2 saying problems with roof felt/membrane. Can anyone advise as I don't want to pay for roof repairs that are not needed and still have condensation issues. I Always get ripped off because my knowledge is so bad.

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  2. Bob256

    Bob256 Member

    If it's the roof, presumably there would be some evidence of dampness in the loft above where you are seeing the issue in the bathroom. Have you seen anything up there?

    Also, does this tend to happen when it is raining?
  3. adgjl

    adgjl Member

    Is that a hole where you can see what looks like daylight in the second and third photos?
  4. AnotherTopJob

    AnotherTopJob Screwfix Select

    The roof felt looks past its best, but everything appears to be dry. If there was a roof leak, it would worsen during wet weather.
    Is there adequate ventilation in the bathroom such as an extractor fan?
  5. PaulaGraves Graves

    PaulaGraves Graves New Member

    These are where the vent tiles are I think
  6. PaulaGraves Graves

    PaulaGraves Graves New Member

    It seems dry up there but it is really warm and yes does get worse when it rains.
  7. koolpc

    koolpc Screwfix Select

    Probably condensation. Make sure you have adequate ventilation in the bathroom.
  8. Bob256

    Bob256 Member

    If you want to be more sure, you probably need to wait until it rains next and get up in the loft to see what's happening.
  9. Bob256

    Bob256 Member

    Yes, if there isn't a fan, get one fitted as it is worth having one anyway even if it turns out to be the roof, and it's obviously the cheaper thing to try first.
  10. GRH

    GRH Member

    +1 for condensation.
    koolpc likes this.
  11. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Screwfix Select

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