We get our fair share of bad weather in the United Kingdom and over the past few years, the weather patterns have been changing and we are now experiencing a lot more rain and strong winds. This has a detrimental effect on our homes and especially the roof, that bears the brunt of all the storms that Mother Nature throws at us. We all wrongfully assume that the roof can take care of itself, but it needs to be checked at least once a year to make sure that everything up there is okay.
If your roof hasn’t been checked in some time, then slates and tiles may have come loose and now that it’s raining constantly, your roof is leaking and you are in need of an emergency roofer in Chichester. While he is up there attending to your leaking roof, there are a number of other things that he can check for you.
- The guttering is always getting clogged up, especially during the autumn time with leaves and twigs. In order for the rainwater to drain effectively from the roof, the guttering needs to be clear and your roofer can do this for you.
- The fascia and soffits are there to help protect the roof as well, and the brackets and screws come loose or get rusty due to the wet weather. Your local roofer can tighten or replace these for you.
- If you have a functioning fireplace, then your chimney needs to be checked as well. The chimney takes a lot of hits from branches that break away from trees. Your roofer can check the stonework.
You really should have your roof checked at least once a year and after every major strong storm. This will address the issues before they become real problems.