Water leaking from problems in an old garage roof can quickly cause problems to underlying structures. It can cause roofing timbers and wooden fascia boards to rot. It can also lead to mould and damp problems inside the garage. Leaving these problems to grow unchecked will cost more to fix, when you eventually get round to doing it.
Many old garage roofs contain asbestos. This is not a problem in well maintained roofs but as soon as old roofing panels start to deteriorate the asbestos contained in the crumbling cement can escape. If breathed in, asbestos fibres can be extremely dangerous to human health. If your garage roof is getting to this stage it is better to get it replaced now rather than taking any chances by leaving it till later.
3. Extra space
A dry, sound garage is an extra room in a property. It can be used for many different purposes e.g. gym, home office, storage space etc. A damp garage is not much use for anything and can quickly become an eyesore.
4. Adds value
When you come to sell, a well maintained garage will definitely provide kerb appeal as well as add value to your home
5. Less stress
A problem taken care of is one less thing to worry about. If you know that your garage roof has old, loose roofing panels it is better to get it sorted out straight away. Otherwise you will have the constant stress of worrying that loose panels or bits of garage roof will fly off during one of the many storms and gales Scotland frequently suffers from.
If you have an old, leaky garage roof but are worried about the cost of replacing it, get in touch with Garage Roof Scotland or Tel 07932637646. We fit affordable, good quality garage roofs throughout Scotland. We can supply all materials, remove your old garage roof and fit your new one in less than a day. We can also remove and dispose of all your old roofing materials and as we are SEPA licensed we can dispose of asbestos garage roofs safely too.