It seems as though autumn just arrived, and yet winter is waiting just around the corner with its usual baggage of harsh weather and bitter chill. Anyone in the UK is well familiar with the damage that winter wind, rain, and frost can inflict on our homes.
Bigger problems with the structural integrity of our homes are often unnoticed until difficult weather makes them impossible to ignore. On a dry day before winter settles in, be sure to inspect your roofline for wear and tear that may not be up to the challenge of another cold season. Clear out your guttering to get a good and thorough look, making sure your roofline is as sealed against water as possible.
You want to ensure there are no rotten timbers in your fascias, and no cracks or broken sections that wind or rain could worsen. Even small problems can unexpectedly become big issues if left until next year to mend. This could mean more extensive and costly repairs, when timely maintenance and replacement of outdated and worn materials could have saved you the trouble.
Replacing old fascias, guttering, and soffits is sometimes the most practical call if the necessary repairs are extensive or becoming frequent. The durability of new materials and supporting structures can mean less work for you in maintaining your roofline for years to come, with peace of mind about how well your home will fare through stormy weather.
Damage to the roofline that is discovered during winter can be difficult or impossible to work on until the warmer months roll around, so it’s always wise to try to head off any potential repairs or replacements you might need well before we run out of dry days.
Every home needs long-term solutions with low long-term costs; if you have any questions or concerns about the state of your roofline, feel free to contact us. We can offer you free consultations and quotes to help you decide how best to prepare your home for this winter, and many more to come. Contact us on 01604 845264 to speak to one of our experts.