The time when we least want something to go wrong with our home is in the winter – when the weather is bad, the heating breaking down or the drains getting blocked have a much greater impact on us than they would in the summer. The same goes for problems with the roof of the house.
When there is bad weather outside, it can cause much bigger problems when something goes wrong with the roof in the winter, than it does in the summer. In order to reduce the chances of things going awry for your roof during the winter (or at any time of the year!) good roof maintenance is essential.
Roofs are hard to keep an eye on as they are not something that we can see unless we get on a ladder and go up. Some signs of damage are possible to see from the ground, such as missing tiles, but spotting other problems can be hard, which is why many people just don’t notice that they have a problem with their roof until it is too late.
Something that you can do is get up on a ladder and have a look at the gutters – these are a common issue in the winter months as they are more likely to become blocked. High winds and lots of debris like leaves, moss and sticks can quickly block the gutters around your roof, so now is the time to check and clear them out.
If you notice that there are slates or tiles missing from the roof, this is something that needs to be repaired urgently. Get in touch with a professional like this roofing Cheltenham based company stormroofingltd.co.uk to do this for you.
If you need a roof to be replaced this can be done in the winter, as long as it is not a flat roof – the lower winter temperatures are not suitable for flat roof replacement, so you may just need to do a temporary fix on a flat roof until the weather warms up in the spring and summer months.
Keeping a close eye on your roof during the winter and throughout the year will reduce the risk of any big issues arising when you least want them.