Preparing your Roof and Gutters for Spring
As the weather turns warmer, it’s time to get your roof and gutters ready for Spring. It's vital that you ensure your roof is ready for whatever weather conditions the coming months may throw at it. As the weather turns warmer, it’s time to get your roof and gutters ready for Spring. It's vital that you ensure your roof is ready for whatever weather conditions the coming months may throw at it.
Check Your Roof for Damage
Making a note of any missing or damaged tiles is the main priority. Tiles that are buckling or appear smooth should be replaced. Torn or missing flashing, which is the material that covers the chimney where it passes through the roof, needs immediate attention. Otherwise, rainwater can get into places it shouldn’t be able to reach. Ventilation stacks help your attic shed moisture, allowing the top part of your house to ‘breathe.’ If they’re showing signs of damage, fix them as soon as possible.
Check Your Attic for Holes
From inside your attic, make sure to check for signs of water or daylight intrusion. If you find damp beams, dripping water, or patches of standing water, chances are there’s a leak that needs attention. Water flows downhill, so remember to check along the roof’s peak when looking for leaks. Look for and get rid of patches of mould inside your home. These are likely caused by excessive moisture build-up.
Fix Any Damage
Make sure all downspouts and gutters are firmly attached. Ice and snow can be too heavy for some gutters and will pull their anchors loose. Replace any missing tiles, shingles, flashing, and caulking. Plug existing holes or use chalk to mark their location and call in a roofing expert for help. The sooner damage is fixed, the sooner you’ll rest easily knowing your home will stay safe and dry during the next Spring downpour.
Taking care of your roof and gutters with some basic spring maintenance will help extend their lifespans, saving you money in the long run. Here at D Simpson Roof Rite we are experts at what we do, so if you have any issues with your roof or gutters then feel free to call us on 07990 987411 or visit www.dsimpsonroofrite.co.uk.