Winter is here and so begins the season of wet weather, freezing temperatures, high winds, and the return of our good old friend, snow. We find that it always seems to be the winter months where unwanted problems in your roof may begin. In this article we offer our advice in preparing for the bad weather ahead. If you are looking for a roofing company Manchester, Burnley, Blackburn or Lancashire wide – we cater for all your roof tile and slate needs.
Cracks in the roof appear and causes leaks from the downpours of rain, roof tiles fall off from the relentless gales of wind, and gutters get blocked with debris. It’s not too late to start checking and maintaining your roof for this winter. We at B and M Henderson, offering roofing company services to Manchester, Burnley and across Lancashire, have come up with a guideline of steps to take when checking your roof to avoid any unwanted damages or hazards this winter.
- Inspect for cracks in the roof/water leaks – You can either go on to your roof or safely begin a visual check of your roof by simply going into your attic. You should be on the look out for water leaks into your attic. Check for dripping water, condensation, dark water stains. Make sure you check the ceiling, walls, and floors as a sign of water leaking indicates there is damage to your roof.
- Insulate your attic – Whilst conducting checks in your attic, have a look at the insulation in your attic and check to see if it is well insulated and not damaged. Proper insulation in your attic can save you up to twenty percent on your home energy bill. The attic is where a lot of heat can escape through so it is important to make sure your attic is well insulated before any extremely cold weather hits to avoid the attic freezing, which can lead to internal damage of your house.
- Clear your gutters - It may seem like a job which only has to be done in autumn with the falling leaves, but overflowing water can cause damage regardless of the time of year, so ensure that your gutters are clear of any debris. Make sure that you do this on a monthly basis, especially throughout the autumn months.
- Check your chimneys – Making sure that your house is water tight is the key to roof maintenance. Because of this, make sure you check the mortar on your chimney is still in great shape, so that water cannot sneak through. Make sure the chimney is securely attached to your roof. Make sure there aren’t signs of rust or any other kind of deterioration. Look for water damage – which isn’t just harmful to your chimney, but your whole house. Don’t forget about your chimney when you are preparing your home for winter because if it is in top shape it will help keep the family safe and decrease energy bills this winter.
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It is important that you check the state of your roof in preparation for the winter months ahead to prevent any further possible damage to your home. If you do find that you are in need of a roof tile supplier then contact us today because we stock a wide variety of roofing products that will help maintain your roof. Get in contact with us today at B and M Henderson, your Roofing Company nr Manchester.