Your roof is the only thing that protects you and your home from the elements and by spending a few minutes twice a year inspecting your roof, you can help identify any small defections that could potentially lead to bigger more expensive issues. We also recommend ensuring that your home insurance policy covers you for damages to your roof.
What should I look for when inspecting my roof?
Inspect your roof once in the spring and again in the autumn. Check the whole roof to ensure there are no missing, cracked or loose tiles. It is cheaper to replace one or two tiles than a whole roof.
Clear out any build up of leaves, moss, twigs from gutters and valleys.
Check lead work for discolouration. If you spot any light areas this could be where lead is wearing thin and could mean lead is past its best.
Look for any cracked mortar around joints and chimneys.
We also recommend checking in your loft for any signs of leaking, like dark spots on the ceiling, or mold or dampness in your attic, take action immediately.
Roof maintenance is often ignored, but small problems with a roof can lead to some of the most costly home repairs around. Please contact us if you have any concerns about your roof or would like to arrange us to carry an inspection for you.