Important Roof Maintenance Tips

Roofs shouldn’t really be high maintenance compared to other areas of the home if work has been done to a good standard, but that doesn’t mean you should just take it for granted that your roof, whether it’s made from slate, thatched or any other kind of roofing material.

Inspect your roof regularly

The experts recommend that you should inspect your roof at least twice a year and from both the inside and the outside. This doesn’t necessarily mean risking climbing a ladder if you don’t have a head for heights. Holes in the roof can soon become evident following a quick inspection of the loft.

Daylight coming into your loft will provide you with a pretty obvious sign that something is wrong. Meanwhile you can examine your roof from the outside using a good pair of binoculars.

Always use a reputable roofing company for repair work

Repairing a roof requires specialist equipment and experience. It shouldn’t be attempted as a DIY project not least because of the risks involved with working at roof height. Getting repairs done properly will save you money in the long run.

Don’t forget other parts of the roof

Roof maintenance shouldn’t just stop at checking your slate tiles. Other areas of focus should be near chimney stacks flashing and guttering. Problems in these areas that are neglected can soon lead to costly damage elsewhere in the home.

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