Our roofers complete installations and repair works for many properties. To help reduce the need for repairs or replacements, there are some things you can do to keep the structure in good shape. Here are some tips on the upkeep of your property.

Visual Inspection

It’s important to keep an eye on your roof, so make sure to look up every now and again. Our roofers recommend this to ensure you spot signs of repair sooner rather than later. Look for damaged tiles, discolouration or anything out of the ordinary.

It’s also a good idea to inspect it from the inside. Look out for any obvious leaks or damage that compromises the integrity of the structure. This will ensure that any issues are caught early before they develop into more serious and more expensive problems.

house with pitched roof

Roofers Recommend: Clean Gutters Regularly

The guttering system on a property is important. It directs rainwater away from the foundations of the property, so moisture doesn’t build up around the building or the roofline. Leaves, sticks, twigs, moss and various debris will block the pipes over time. It’s important to ensure that they’re allowing rainwater to be drained, so they should be checked. Just after autumn is a good time to get the gutters cleaned.

Cut Back Plants

If you have plants near your property, it’s good to keep an eye on them. This only really includes trees or climbing plants, such as ivy. If you have a tree close to your home, ensure that no branches are growing near the roof. This could dislodge and damage the tiles.

With climbing plants like ivy, it can ruin the structural integrity of a roof. Whilst it looks idyllic to have greenery on the outside of your home, it’s not great for the structure. The roots can anchor themselves between tiles and cause all sorts of trouble. If ivy has ruined your tiles, call our roofers to discuss your options.

Clear Moss

If you notice moss growing on your roof, our roofers recommend that you get it cleaned off as soon as possible. Call in the professionals to remove the build-up. Moss is dense and will carry moisture. If this is exposed to the roofing material for a long time, it may damage the tiles and let moisture into your home.

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Contact Our Roofers Today

We offer repair work for domestic and commercial clients. If your roof is damaged, get in touch with us today for repairs or replacements.

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