How to Prevent Storm Damage to Your Roof
Now the summer months are coming to a close, it’s time to start preparing for the harsh British winter weather. By implementing some simple techniques, you’ll be able to protect your home from a multitude of issues that could end up costing you hundreds if left susceptible to the weather. British weather is hard to predict at the best of times, so it’s best to take as many precautions as you can to protect your home and keep your family safe. Strong winds and heavy rain can wreak havoc on your roof and surrounding garden, so we’ve compiled a few tips and tricks to help prevent extensive damage during miserable weather:
Although this may seem pointless when leaves and trees are blowing all over the place, clearing out your gutters before a storm hits will prevent them from becoming burdened with the extra weight of more shrubbery and possible collapse. Gutters are there to help water run off your roof effectively, preventing the build-up of water on the roof. If the gutter is blocked, this can cause damp spots and damage the tiling. Check the fascia for any signs of deterioration, which may need replacing before the winter months.
Inspect the foundation of your home for any cracks or damp before the winter months. Water can reach anywhere in your home if it has an entry point, even the smallest crack can cause extensive damage to your property. You may need to call a professional to help you identify any problems and rectify them quickly.
Checking your garden of diseased or dying trees and branches will help minimise the damage during bad weather. Breaking off loose tree branches and sweeping up dead leaves will prevent them from clogging up your gutters, swept into drains and falling onto your roof. If you’ve got any garden furniture, be sure to put them away to prevent any damage to it and the surrounding area.
We recommend getting your roof inspected by a professional before the worst of the winter weather hits. They’ll be able to identify any weak spots in your roof and fix them quickly before the issue escalates. Regular roof maintenance can even help you save money on your home insurance rates.
When it comes to stormy weather, basic maintenance and upkeep can mean the difference between severe property damage and a warm, stable home. Keeping yourself and your family safe during extreme weather is the most important thing, so ensure you have emergency supplies in case of any incidents.
Here at B&S Roofing, we pride ourselves on delivering first-rate customer service and high-quality work. Our team of professionals have over 20 years of industry experience and have full insurance for public and employers’ liability, meaning we can carry out work on any public building without the vacation of its occupants. For more information on our services, please get in touch with a member of our team today.