As we’ve discussed in previous articles, winter can be very tough on your roof. Harsh weather conditions always puts pressure on roofs and winter can inflict the harshest weather of the year. At the time of writing, the year’s first patches of ice and flurries of snow have already appeared across Britain. Luckily, the worst weather of the year is still a few weeks away. That means that there’s still time to make sure your roof can cope with the extra strain. We’ve come up with a list of three things you should check to ensure that your roof is ready for the worst that winter can throw at it.
Torrential rain or large quantities of snow can put your gutters under a great deal of strain. If your gutters aren’t sufficiently stable, they can collapse or break under the weight of the precipitation. It’s therefore worth checking that your gutters are as tough and well-secured as when you bought them. Don’t worry if you discover that they’re not. Here at Woodstock Roofing, we don’t just offer conventional roof repairs: we fix guttering too.
If your roof has a hole or crack in it, it can lose heat. As a result, your home can become unpleasantly chilly during the harsh winter months. Furthermore, the high levels of precipitation associated with winter can make cracks or holes bigger, which means the problem will only get worse as the season continues. We therefore suggest that you make sure the integrity of your roof hasn’t been compromised. If you spot any cracks or breaches, we can repair them easily.
It’s worth checking that your roof is structurally strong enough to withstand the pressures of winter. If you are uncertain how to check your roof’s structural strength, we can help. We can also repair or replace a weak roof, if necessary.
There’s still time to check and repair your roof before the worst weather of the year arrives. If your roof needs to be repaired or maintained, call us today. As highly-experienced roofing contractors, we can help.