How The Winter Weather Can Affect Your Roof

As we’re in the middle of the Winter months it’s important to remember that it’s not just people that feel the cold… Your property can also be affected by the colder weather and in this blog, we discuss how the Winter conditions can take its toll on your roof.

Cold Winds

Probably one of the most noticeable features of Winter weather is the bitter winds. High speed winds can not only cause the temperature to drop in your home, but they can also loosen and even break tiles on your roof. If not properly tended too this can cause future damage such as leaks and cause other tiles to lift too.


One of the biggest causes in winter roof damage is because of snow. Not only does snow contain lots of water but pilled up it can be a huge weight which when left for days can put strain on your roof and cause bowing and even cracks. It’s important to make sure your roof is fully prepared for every eventuality, especially snow. Did you know the average lifespan of a roof is 25 years? Don’t leave it too late, get your roof assessed by a professional.

Rain and Hail

In the UK, rain isn’t something that comes as a surprise, but during winter it can reach new levels. It’s important to ensure your Roof is not only fully waterproof but it also allows all rainwater to drain correctly. A build up can cause long lasting damage especially on your gutters. We may also experience hail which can affect even the most heavy-duty roofs, the best way to prevent any damage is to have your roof regularly checked to ensure it is fit and ready for any weather. Here at D Simpson Roof Rite we are proud to help with a range of services including re-roofing, Conservatory Roofs, UPVC, Flat Roof Systems and more. Please call us on 01388 835906 or visit: