PREPARE YOUR ROOF FOR WINTER

PREPARE YOUR ROOF FOR WINTER

It isn’t too long before Winter will be upon us with full force. While it’s often hard for us to adjust to the cooler weather, did you know that your roof also needs some attention? Autumn is the perfect time to check the health of your roof and make sure it is ready for Winter.

  1. Clear your Gutters – This isn’t a job that anybody likes but it is extremely important that you keep your gutters clear. If you gutters are blocked by leaves and other debris you run the risk of your gutters flooding which can cause water damage to your home. **This rule applies in Summer too as blocked gutters can become a fire hazard if you allow them to build up with leaves, sticks and garden matter. Once your gutters have been cleared, make sure you cut back any overhanging bushes, trees or plants to minimise the debris. This will stop your gutters from blocking up again so quickly.
  2. Check for Rust – Whilst cleaning out your gutters, look out for any rusted sections. Rusty gutters are often a cause of water leakage and damage.
  3. Check your Tiles –  Take the time to look over your roof for any cracked or broken tiles. If left unfixed this can be a cause of water leaking into your roof and doing more damage to the inside of your home. These issues need to be fixed before any bad weather so as to prevent bigger issues down the track.
  4. Check for Damp Spots – If you see any damp spots on the ceilings of your home this could be a sign of a roof leak somewhere that needs fixing. If left untreated you will eventually end up with internal damage that can be very expensive to fix.

Homestyle Roof Painters can help with any of the issues that have presented above at your home.

Give us a call and we will arrange a time to attend and check out your roof and be ready for Winter!

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