Your roof is a critical component of the home, protecting the structure through all weathers, having to endure the harsh UK climate, and without regular roof inspections, you would be none the wiser to a leak. Roofs are complex, and there are many ways that water could enter the structure, and regular visual inspections will reveal any minor issues, which can then be repaired.
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The harsh British winter takes its toll on every structure; driving rain, blizzards and gale force winds all combine to create an environment where damage can occur. If you ask the local roofing services in Dudley to inspect the roof in September or October, you can rest assured that your roof is in good order. A missing roof tile, for example, could be the start of water entering the internal roof structure and decaying the joists and rafters.
A roof inspection would include the following:
- Close inspection of tiles.
- Cleaning out the guttering.
- Check for chimney damage
- Inspect the fascia and soffit for signs of damage.
- Inspect the flashing.
If you arrange for the roofer to visit annually, and you yourself inspect from the ground, particularly after a heavy storm, you will know when there’s an issue and can carry out prompt repairs.
Regular roof inspections are part of a preventative maintenance program that promotes rapid repair, which in turn reduces the chance of major damage.
If you haven’t had your roof inspected for a while, a Google search will help you locate a nearby roofer who would be happy to oblige.