Checking your roof this Autumn and Winter

October 5, 2021 6:32 am


The roof of our house is something that we give little thought to, but over the winter months in particular, it is essential to make sure that it is in good condition and that it is protecting our home from the winter weather. This is the time of the year when you are more likely to have damage to the roof as the weather can be wild and often unpredictable in the winter.

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It is a good idea to keep a regular eye on the roof of your home during the colder months. This way if anything were to happen you would be able to spot it quickly before it gets worse and get it repaired. When it comes to the roof you don’t want to take any chances so if you do notice damage, it is best to get a professional like these roofers Hereford based R Richards and sons roofers in Hereford to repair it for you.

Start checking regularly in the autumn – as the leaves fall from the trees this can lead to problems with the roof such as blocked gutters, so make sure that you keep a close eye on this if you have trees near to your home.

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It is also a good idea to check after strong winds as this can cause tiles to blow from the roof or come loose, which will lead to damage deeper into the roof if left un-repaired.

Flat roofs could also fall foul to the winter rain and snow – pooling water is a sign that there is damage to the roof so if you have a flat roof and you notice this, it is best to have it repaired as soon as possible.