Your roof is without a doubt the most important component of your home, and with the harsh British weather doing what it can to penetrate, you need to carry out regular roof maintenance. Preventative maintenance is designed to keep repairs to a minimum, and if you carry out the following tasks every few months, you are reducing the risk of a heavy roof repair bill.
- Cleaning out the Guttering – Fortunately, there is affordable gutter cleaning in Paignton, and they will make short work of it. Wet leaves and small twigs soon build-up and should a blockage not be addressed, excess rainwater will run down the exterior walls, and you certainly don’t want that. If you have overhanging branches above your roof, cleaning should be a monthly occurrence, and a single heavy storm could be enough to damage your property.
- Roof Tile Inspection – Roof tiles are not strongly fixed to the batons, rather they lay on the timber rail, with a nail loosely fixed, and a strong wind can left a roof tile. You should inspect the entire roof every few months, and any missing tiles should be promptly replaced. If you are not confident about doing this yourself, your local roofer would be more than happy to inspect the roof, and would give you a detailed written report on the status of your roof.
Should your roof develop a leak and it goes unnoticed, it could cause serious damage to the internal roof structure, and replacing joists and rafters is an expensive repair. Regular roof inspections ensure that any minor repairs are swiftly carried out, and you can relax, knowing that your roof is in good order.