Preparing Your Roof to Withstand the Weather

You may feel like summer passed in the blink of an eye but, like it or not, autumn is here and winter is not far behind. Just as some machinery, vans and cars will need an annual service, your roof also needs to be in tip-top shape in order to withstand the weather. According to The Guardian, freezing weather cost the UK economy £1bn a day, so it really does pay to be prepared.

Most people don’t think twice about having their car or van serviced in advance of the colder months and a roof service should come just as naturally. Things like clogged gutters, leaking roof lights and water damage can all cause you big problems if not spotted early.

Sadly, people usually only call us once the damage has been done and it’s a much more costly procedure, with business disruptions more likely.

As a trusted industrial roofing specialist, we can provide a FREE drone survey during October to ensure that your roof is ready.

Below are some practical tips to help you be prepared and save money, time and trouble.

Inspect your roof

It seems like a simple task but so many issues people have with their roof could be avoided if they had taken the time to inspect it. Check for leaks, damp spots and any debris.

One of the first things to go on your roof is your roof light. The roof light provides natural light to stop the building from appearing dim and this, in turn, can reduce energy costs. If this is damaged or leaking, it is time for a replacement. Of course, if it’s not safe for you to visually inspect your roof yourself, simply call us for your FREE drone survey.

Trim trees

Make sure there are no trees too close to the surrounding building and cut them back if possible. One of the biggest issues people have in autumn are leaves clogging up gutters so if you can trim back the branches to avoid this, you could save yourself a lot of money and hassle.

Clear the gutters

Gutters can be one of the worst culprits when it comes to roof problems. When the gutters are clogged and it’s not spotted, the building can flood which means your business might be halted and it can cost thousands in repairs. In one particularly bad case, the customer had their electricity box directly underneath the gutters – not great when they overflowed. It’s a simple thing but by making sure your gutters are clear, you can save time and a lot of money.

Clean the roof

If it’s manageable, cleaning your roof can make a big difference. Keeping it clear and clean will allow you to spot any hidden damage before it gets worse and clearing any debris off the roof can prevent leaking.

Repair any damage

An obvious one but if you spot any damage, or you suspect there might be a problem, give us a call for repairs. The sooner you get these problems sorted, the better, especially in cold weather.

Book a free survey

If you’re unsure about your findings and what steps to make to prepare for the colder months, give us a call now to book your FREE drone survey. We use drones to carry out the most efficient aerial inspections that enable us to access hard-to-reach areas in a safe and effective way. During October, we’re offering FREE drone surveys to give you peace of mind. Give us a call today.