If you are new to home ownership, there are many aspects to good home maintenance, and as far as the roof is concerned, the best way to avoid major repairs is to have the roof inspected by your local roofing company at least once a year.
There are roofing contractors in Bristol who would be more than happy to inspect your roof, and this inspection should ideally be carried out just prior to the arrival of winter. A typical roof inspection would consist of the following:
- Checking for missing or damaged roof tiles – A few missing roof tiles could be the start of a serious roof leak, and the sooner they are replaced, the better.
- Cleaning out the guttering – The guttering provides an escape route for excess rainwater, and it doesn’t take much for a blockage to occur, especially if you have overhanging branches. A blocked section of guttering would send rainwater running down the exterior walls, which is not something you want to happen.
- Chimney & Flashing – The chimney is the one component of the roof that is above the roofline, which makes it very vulnerable to storm damage, and with regular inspections, any repointing can be carried out before any serious damage is done.
- Fascia & Soffit – Most UK homes have timber fascia and soffit boards and they can quickly become in need of repair. You can either repaint them, or replace the timber with UPVC, which is maintenance free.
If your roof hasn’t been inspected for a few years, now is the ideal time to do it, and with an online search, you can make contact with a reputable local roofing company.