Caring for your Roof During the Winter
The roof of the house keeps you safe from all of the weather – and this is particularly the case in the winter months. Looking after your roof is so important, especially at this time of the year. Storms and bad weather in the winter can really take its toll on the roof of your home and making sure that it is well cared for is important. A professional like these roofers Bristol will be able to help you with this.
Winter storms occur in the UK frequently in the winter – severe hurricanes type storms are uncommon, but strong winds and heavy rain are a common feature of our winter weather, and these can wreak havoc on the roof of your home.
Strong winds can not only affect your roof directly, by blowing tiles off, and blowing unstable chimneys off in extreme cases, but they can also blow down nearby trees, which can then fall on the roof of your home causing extensive damage. Having a tree surgeon inspect any trees near your home is a good idea, especially during the winter months.
Rain is another feature of the winter storms that we commonly see in the UK. Huge deluges of rain can fall during a storm which can not only cause flooding but can also lead to roofing problems. It is a good idea to make sure that your guttering is clear in the winter as this means that the water from the rain can drain away from your roof.