As the wind blows and rain falls there’s no denying winter has finally arrived. While we can stay cosy and warm indoors, fully protected from the weather outside, it’s important to ensure your roof has been maintained and repaired so it can withstand the harsh elements of the winter weather.
How do you gain peace of mind that your roof is winter ready? Here are just a few suggestions:
- Have Your Roof Inspected for Loose Tiles or Sheets
- Inspect and Clean your Gutters
- Pay Attention to any Water Marks or Damp Spots on your Ceiling
- Trim Overhanging Branches on Trees
Have Your Roof Inspected for Loose Tiles or Sheets
A tiled roof can have cracked or damaged tiles that home owners are not aware of, while a tin roof often has sheets of metal that have become loose or damaged. A thorough yearly inspection of the tiles or metal sheet on your roof will ensure peace of mind during the winter months. It is often not until damage is evident that home owners know there was an issue. A yearly roof inspection is something best left to professionals who have the experience and expertise plus the correct equipment to ensure their safety and well being.
Inspect and Clean your Gutters
A yearly task on your to do list should be to ensure your homes gutters are in good working order. When functioning correctly, gutters stop water from entering your home however gutters not functioning correctly can cause serious water damage to your ceiling and homes internal structures. Gutters should be cleaned of leaves, sand and debris and checked for sagging, peeling, cracks, holes and rust regularly.
Pay Attention to any Water Marks or Damp Spots on your Ceiling
Water Marks or Damp Spots on your ceiling can appear for a number of reasons. Condensation or Plumbing can be the culprits however if any water marks or damp spots only appear after rainfall then your roof is the likely cause. Pay attention to any water marks or damp spots on your ceiling before winter arrives (taking a photo or marking the area with a pencil is a great idea) and if these areas darken or grow in size during winter, you know you have a roof problem.
Trim Overhanging Branches on Trees
Winter is certainly the time to inspect trees on your property to ensure safety. Tree branches can over hang close to your roof, so trimming these before the fierce weather arrives will minimise the risk of damage (not to mention a nasty surprise when venturing outdoors after bad weather) When inspecting trees it’s important to check the angle, height and health of trees and trim any damaged or over hanging branches plus consider having large trees pruned or removed.
Call RoofWest Roof Restorations and Ensure your Roof is Winter Ready
With over 35 year’s experience, hire the professionals and ensure your roof is winter ready. Roof West Roof Restorations service the South West area and only too happy to help you with your roofing needs. For an obligation FREE quote and expertise advice, call Tom and the team on 9795 9990 today.