Your roof often goes through a lot during the winter, with fluctuating temperatures, snow, wind, rain and hail all capable of causing significant damage to your property. The colder weather in particular is most dangerous, as when water freezes it expands and can cause cracks to your roof and tiles.
As the weather begins to improve, spring is the perfect time to survey your property and ensure your roof is in perfect shape for the summer months. To help you give your roof a health check, we have put together three key points you should look out for:
- Look for damage
This might seem like an obvious tip, but examining your roof and looking for signs of damage or potential damage is a great preventative measure and can stop you from facing unexpected bills when something goes seriously wrong.
You should examine the whole roof, including the gutters, tiles, fascia and also any chimneys and vents that you might have. Look for clear signs of damage as well as any signs of water damage or leaks.
- Clear your gutters
When debris builds up in your gutters, it can cause water to build up and pool; which in turn can create significant water damage to your roof and foundations. As the weather begins to turn better, clean our any debris that has built up and also check that the gutter system itself is still functional and working.
- Check your shingles
Make sure they there are not any missing or beginning to show signs of damage – any that are should be quickly replaced or repaired. Also check for any loose nails or debris that might have built up which could cause damage to your roof.
If you are not comfortable with climbing your roof or are unsure of what you should be looking for, get in touch with a professional today who will be able to help you ensure your roof is ready for summer!