Over the past week we have been faced with some pretty harsh weather, and unfortunately, there still looks to be more to come. With such strong winds and storms, this can really take its toll on your roof, and during periods of severe weather like this, it is not uncommon for your roof to be affected and become damaged. Although we cannot always prevent such damage, there are certainly things we can do to help, and furthermore, if you do encounter any damage, we strongly advise contacting a professional roofer such as ourselves to come and assess the problem and get it repaired as quickly as possible.
As there appears to be more harsh storms on the way, we thought we would give you a few pieces of advice on how to keep your roof protected, as well as advise you on what to do if your roof has become damaged by recent weather.
Common types of damage
During spells of bad weather, and strong storms as we’ve seen over the past week, there are common types of damage that can be caused to your roof. This includes things like broken tiles and shingles, leaks, and dampness. As the winds have been so strong, it is possible for roof tiles to actually be blown off, and if you notice that this is the case for you, we recommend having these replaced as soon as possible in order to keep your roof strong and your home protected.
Dampness and leaks are another common form of damage during storms and bad weather, as when parts of your roof become damaged or broken, this can allow rain water to get through the gaps and into your home. Water damage like this can be very dangerous to your home and the structure of the building, so you should contact a professional roofer as soon as you notice the first signs, so that they can get it under control and keep your property safe. Furthermore, the worse a leak or dampness gets in your house, the more costly it becomes to repair.
When to seek help
No matter how big or small the problem is, we urge you to contact a professional roofing company like ourselves so that a roofer can come and review the damage and take the necessary steps to repairing it.
Why you should have damage repaired immediately
It is very important to get any damage to your roof repaired immediately. When roofing problems are left untreated, they will only become worse, therefore causing more danger and costing a higher some to get fixed.
Ways to prevent further damage
The best way to prevent or reduce further damage to your roof, is to invest in better roofing materials. You can get higher quality materials, such as EPDM rubber roofing, UPVc roofline, and industrial cladding, which will keep your roof safer and more protected against severe weather. These materials are proven to be more durable and weather resistant. Furthermore, it is important that to stop damage from developing, you always get a professional to review the first sign of any damage to your roof, that way it can be stopped in its tracks and be sure not to escalate into something bigger, further down the line.
If you would like some more advice or alternatively if your roof has been damaged by the recent weather and you need our help, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.