As responsible property owners, we make sure that our buildings get the proper maintenance and upkeep required to keep them safe for ourselves, our families, or our residents, if we are renting them out. However, because we generally concentrate on the things that we can see, we frequently overlook the important things that we can’t. I am, of course, talking about the roof of the property and because it’s up there out of sight, we assume that it’s OK, but maybe it isn’t. A roof will deteriorate over time and once you realise that something is wrong, it might be too late.
Thankfully, there are roofing companies in Shrewsbury that can conduct regular annual checks on your roof, and it is their job to spot issues before they become problems. Here are some of the things that they will be looking out for.
- The fascia, soffit and guttering are all there to help protect your roof. The rain here in the UK causes the screws, nails and brackets to rust and come loose. Your roofer will check these.
- As mentioned, the guttering gets frequently clogged up, especially during autumn when the leaves fall. These need to be cleared out, so that the rain can drain away from your roof.
- In particularly windy weather, tiles and slates on the roof become loose and you can hear them clattering up there from inside the house. Your roofer will put these back into place.
It’s the most important part of the house, yet it is frequently overlooked. Get it checked this year and every year from now on.