Roof Maintenance Tips For Homeowners
Updated: Jul 12
When you own a property, it's important that you look after it inside and out - after all, we all want to feel proud of our home. If you don’t, your property can start to look tired and in need of some TLC. The more regularly you check on specific areas of your home and maintain them, the easier and quicker it will be when it comes round to looking after them again.
Take your roof for example, as a homeowner it’s important that you look after it. Not only will looking after it make it look more appealing but also, in the long run, it will reduce the chances of it deteriorating and needing repairs.
Below are three tips for homeowners who want to look after their roofs.
Keep Gutters Clean
An essential part of looking after your roofing is to look after your guttering. On a regular basis, make sure you perform some checks on your gutters to make sure they are clean and working to the best of their ability. If you aren’t checking on them, this can cause blockages - especially in the winter - which can lead to flooding of your gutters and potential damage to the inside of your property. Over time, birds will fly over your property and can drop things in your gutters as well as the bad weather blowing debris into them.
Trim Back Encroaching Trees
Having trees is great for wildlife and the look from your windows when viewing the landscape in front. However, when overgrown, the wind and rain can cause the branches to fall off the trees and hit your roof. This can cause a lot of damage requiring you to get a roofing expert out like us to check your tiles and if any damage has been caused. As mentioned above about your guttering. You also want to make sure the trees near your property aren't causing your gutter to fill up and block. Instead of having your trees taken down, just make sure you inspect them and take the necessary steps to ensure they don’t damage your roof.
Get a roof inspection
One of the simplest tips we can give for looking after your roof is to have it inspected on a regular basis. Once a month, use your ladder and check your roofing is in the correct condition and that nothing has happened over the four weeks that could have damaged your tiles or slates. If you don’t have a ladder and want the peace of mind that everything is as it should be, you can contact us to inspect your roof. As experts in the trade, we can come in and check for any potential issues with your roof that may need repairing now or in the future.
Contact us today to arrange repairs, servicing and maintenance for your roof.