A Homeowner’s Guide To Roof Care

Removing Old Roof Tiles

Every homeowner is likely to need to carry out roof care and maintenance at some point. Your roof carries out a very important job, protecting your home from the elements. However, it’s not always very easy to understand what is required to ensure that your roof stays in good condition. To help you get a better understanding of what you’ll need to do throughout the year, we’ve put together this seasonal guide.

Winter Roof Care

In the winter, your roof could be exposed to rain, wind and even snow. Therefore, you’ll want to keep an eye on how it’s coping, particularly in severe weather conditions. Storms and other significant weather events tend to be more likely to happen in winter, and can happen more frequently than other months. Although there isn’t always much you can do yourself to protect your roof from harm, you can consider its surroundings. If you have overhanging trees on your property, it’s worth getting them pruned back before the harsh weather arrives.

Spring Roof Maintenance

Spring often brings about both wet and dry weather conditions. As things start to improve, you’ll want to carry out some roof maintenance tasks. Now is a great time to schedule a gutter cleaning service, as they are likely to be full of debris that’s built up throughout autumn and winter. As well as that, clear gutters will be better able to manage the flow of water that comes with spring downpours.

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Summer Roof Care

In England, summer is usually the easiest season on your roof. There’s usually only a few days of rain to deal with, and rarely any storms. However, summer is the most likely time of year to experience a heat wave. It’s important to keep an eye on your roofs during extremely hot weather conditions, particularly if it’s a flat roof. Scorching temperatures can cause bubbling and cracks to occur, therefore weakening your roof and potentially leaving it exposed.

Autumn Roof Maintenance

Autumn is the season where leaves fall, which can be a nuisance for homeowners. Not only can leaves and twigs clog up your gutters, they can also sit on your roof and cause issues. This is particularly true for flat roofs, where debris doesn’t always fall off easily. Don’t allow autumnal debris to build up on your roof. It can soak up water, which will eventually ingress into the property.

For Roof Care, Choose Slate Masters

No matter what season it is, if you need professional help to care for your roof, Slate Masters are the people to choose. We’re a friendly team of roofers who are proud to provide high quality services in Yeovil and the surrounding areas. Give us a call to schedule your roof care service.


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