The cold weather can cause a lot of disruption; from burst pipes to icy roads or snowed in driveways. While we all know the importance of having the boiler serviced and making sure the central heating comes on, our roofs are one spot which can be neglected during the colder months. Taking the time to repair any issues and look after your roof during winter can prevent more serious problems later, so if you want to know how to keep it in tiptop condition, read on.
Check the flashing
Flashing is the material used to connect the roof to components such as skylights and chimneys, and it acts as a seal of sorts between the different parts. Therefore, it’s important to regularly check the flashing as any damage to it can cause leaks to enter your home.
Fix any broken or missing tiles
Cracked, damaged or missing tiles (also called shingles) is the fastest way to a leaking roof, so it’s essential to repair any damage before you get hit with rain, sleet or snow. You may be able to see the damage from the ground, but if you’re not sure then a professional roof inspection can spot any issues you may have missed.
Clear your gutters
Clogged gutters are common at this time of year, especially if you have trees overhanging your property which have shed their leaves in autumn. If clogged gutters are not dealt with they can lead to more serious issues such as a leaking roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your property, so take the time to clear them before the cold snap hits.
Look for sagging areas
Check both inside and outside for any sagging areas, as the extra weight of ice and snow in winter can make this problem much worse. If you do notice any bending or sagging, you’ll need to call a professional roofing contractor to fix the issue.
If you’re in need of professional roofing services in Aberdeen, get in touch with A.J Donald Slaters. We offer a full range of high-quality roofing services, including emergency repairs, gutter cleaning, chimney repair, power washing and more. For more information or to discuss your roofing needs, give us a call today or visit our website.