Preventative Roof Inspections
The roof of your property is the first line of defence, protecting your home, possessions and family from whatever the weather throws at us.
Roof problems can very quickly escalate causing a lot of damage to your property and belongings if your roof isn’t properly maintained.
Roofs are commonly made either of cement tiles or slate in the UK, although some properties may also have thatched or shingle tile coverings.
Because damage can soon escalate, you should make roof repairs to minor damage as soon as you notice it.
A roof has a lot of work to do, protecting from rain, ice, snow, wind as well as heat and cold too. Add wildlife and plant damage into that and damage can soon occur.
Your roof faces a lot of different stresses and strains because of the variety of different weather it has to face.
Roofs expand and contract with the seasons and over time tiles and slates can crack, slip or break, allowing rain into your property.
Your roofs components can also be damaged by wildlife, causing tiles and slates to move or slip.
People only realize that their roof needs repair when tiles or slates are blown off the roof in stormy weather.
Something as simple as a missing or slipped tile can allow a strong wind to lift your roof into the street.
Once the flashing around chimneys and brickwork starts to allow moisture in, it will soon begin to breakdown as frosts and rain will crack the cement until it crumbles.
Guttering and fascias can also cause problems to your roof. If fascias are not maintained they will rot, causing truss damage which is costly to repair.
Most homeowners never go near their roofs until they notice a problem. It is often the case that a little roof maintenance could save a large expense in the longer term.
Small levels of roof maintenance can protect you from large re-roofing bills later on. A well maintained roof will last for decades, a roof left to rot will cost you much more in the long term.
An annual roof inspection provides the security you need to know that your property is ready to fend off the worst of the winter weather.
Knowing that your roof is secure and watertight will give you piece of mind, knowing that your home is safe from the worst the weather can throw at you.