Of the many components that make up your house, the roof is by far the most important, as it protects the building against the harsh UK weather, and because of this, it is easy for the roof to develop issues. Regular roofing inspections are one way of ensuring that you keep track of the state of your roof, and with that in mind, here are a few aspects of roof maintenance to consider.
One of the most important aspects of roofing is safety, such as the use of roof anchor points.
- The Guttering – The guttering is essential, as it provides an escape route for rainwater, and should it become blocked, rainwater will run down the outside of the exterior walls, which will cause damage. A section of guttering can easily become detached from its fixings and with affordable gutter repair in Westerham, the local company can quickly carry out the necessary repairs.
- Checking for Missing Roof Tiles – There is always the risk of losing a few roof tiles, as gale force winds are very strong, and should you notice some missing tiles, call in your local roofer, who can find a perfect match. You should inspect the roof after each bout of heavy weather, as this is the time when you are most likely to find missing roof tiles, and if you leave it unaddressed, water will enter the internal roof structure.
- Inspecting the Soffit & Fascia Boards – These protect the lower roof line and the underside and should a section become loose, it needs to be reattached quickly.
- Flashing – The flashing protects the roof where two different materials meet and might be made from copper, lead or stainless-steel.
If you would like to have your local roofer inspect carry out an inspection, he would be happy to oblige.