Yes, we can’t believe it either… Summer is finally here and so it’s time to think about what this season means for your roof. One big misconception about roofs is that, after they are installed, we can get on with our lives without giving them another thought. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Don’t worry, however, as it’s more than likely your local roofing company offers a ‘roof health check’ to ensure that everything is in tip top condition.
It’s no secret that a roof is the home’s first line of defence against harsh weather, and so it needs more care, consideration, and time than you may have first realised. Here we’re exploring exactly why you should book a roof health check this summer.
Give your gutters and drains the attention they deserve
Your Amazing Places calls summer “the perfect time to clean the gutters”, and they’re not wrong! Although the British weather is unpredictable regardless of whether or not it’s ‘summertime’, it is true that we do experience less rainfall from May through to August. So, this is a great time for your gutters and drains to receive the attention they deserve.
The likes of leaves and twigs might have gathered in your guttering area during the previous autumn and wintertime, and so has negatively impacted how they function. For example, debris might be contributing to an eventual blockage of the water travelling around your property.
You can discover small signs of damage that may have been overlooked
With the weather (hopefully!) playing nicely, your local roofing company will be able to spend more time thoroughly checking every inch of your roof… You’d be surprised to find out just how many ‘minor’ problems quickly snowball into devastating and expensive issues.
A professional will be able to assess whether a broken tile could allow rainwater to enter the home – and, if cracks have formed in guttering spaces, whether flooding is a risk. In this kind of situation, it’s simply better to be safe than sorry.
You’ll be prepared for the colder months
Another reason why it’s good to get a roof health check in the summertime? Well, you’ll have one less thing to worry about when the colder months come flying back around. The only thing worse than having a leak in your roof, is having a leak in your roof on a freezing cold day in December. Why let it get that far?
Instead, choose the warmer months as the perfect time to have your local roofing company inspect your property – if you’re local to the North East of England and looking for ‘roofers near me’, Findley Roofing & Building have years of experience and will inspect your roof for free!
Spot and get rid of moss before it turns into something worse
Sure, moss doesn’t look too great on your roof, but did you know that the issues go way beyond that? The moisture can threaten your roof’s tiles and underlying wood, which can cause the roofing materials to rot. Not ideal.
By booking in for a roof health check this summer, you can enjoy peace of mind that any issues with moss have been taken care of by a professional.
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