Inspect your Roof to Save on Maintenance Costs
The roof on your home is subjected to everything the British weather can throw at it for year after year.
Minor roof damage can soon escalate causing major issues if it is not properly repaired soon enough.
The most common roof materials in the UK are tiles and slate although thatch and shingle tiles are also used.
If you keep your eye on your roof for signs of damage then you can make repairs before the minor damage starts to create more problems.
Your roof has a tough life, protecting you from everything Mother Nature can throw at it, rain, snow, hail, sleet, freezing cold as well as searing hot sunshine.
The different weather conditions that we have put your roof under a lot of stresses.
Roofs expand and contract with the seasons and over time tiles and slates can crack, slip or break, allowing rain into your property.
Animals, birds and wildlife can also cause damage to ridge tiles, cement work, chimneys and roof spaces, which can cause tiles and slates to slip out of place.
Quite often, the first thing you know about a loose ridge tile is when it lands in your garden or on the bonnet of your car in your drive as soon as the wind gets up.
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.
Other roof related problems usually involve either guttering or fascias. Wooden fascias can soon rot if exposed for too long to the elements, and that rot can quickly spread to the roof trusses causing an expensive problem.
Regular roof inspections and a little maintenance can save the expense of large repair bills in the longer term.
Maintaining your roof will protect the value of your property and your investment. A stitch in time quite often saves nine later on.
An annual roof inspection will give you the piece of mind to get through the worst winter months, safe in the knowledge that your roof is safe and secure.
A regular inspection of your roof can prevent unwanted disasters from occurring by making sure that your roof is all securely in place and water tight.
Book your roof inspection today, go to Cando Roofing Contractors Bedford for more details.