**Identifying the Issues:**
A poorly installed dormer roof often results in leaks, drafts, and structural concerns. In our Blackpool project, persistent leaks had damaged interiors and compromised the dormer’s stability.
**Assessment and Planning:**
A thorough assessment by roofing experts is vital. Understanding the root cause of leaks and assessing damage informs an effective repair strategy. Our analysis revealed improper flashing installation and inadequate sealing as contributing factors.
1. **Flashing Replacement:** Proper flashing prevents water infiltration. We removed old flashing and installed high-quality, water-resistant flashing, creating a durable barrier against moisture.
2. **Sealing and Insulation:** Enhanced sealing minimizes drafts and improves energy efficiency. We applied weather-resistant sealants to ensure a tight seal, preventing drafts and heat loss.
3. **Structural Reinforcement:** Sagging often indicates weak support. We added framing and supports to restore stability and prevent further sagging.
4. **Roofing Material Replacement:** Damaged roofing sections were replaced to match the existing roof’s appearance, preserving the aesthetic.
**Quality Control and Prevention:**
Thorough quality checks were conducted post-repair. Rigorous inspections ensured repairs met high standards, addressing both visible and underlying issues. We advised regular roof maintenance to extend the dormer’s lifespan and prevent future problems.