The roof of your home is critical, as it protects the building from the harsh natural elements, and due to the weather, the roof does require regular maintenance. Here are a few of the important tasks to carry out on your roof every year.
- Cleaning out the guttering – The guttering is there to provide an essential escape route for excess rainwater and should it become blocked, water will cascade down the exterior walls, which could cause damage to the brickwork.
- Checking for missing roof tiles – It only takes a couple of missing roof tiles and a heavy storm to send rainwater into the roof structure. Of course, you can see most of the roof from ground level, but if there is a section that cannot be viewed, you do need to take a look every now and then. In the event you do lose some tiles, there are affordable roofers in Leamington Spa who would be happy to replace them for a reasonable price.
- Painting the fascia & soffit boards – These sections protect the lower roof line and the underside and if they are made of wood, they will require an annual rubbing down and repainting. Many homeowners replace these with PVC sections, which are maintenance free and they come in many attractive colours.
- Repointing the Chimney – The chimney is usually above the roof line and therefore it is exposed to the harsh elements, and the mortar between the brick joints tends to erode over time. Ask your local roofer to inspect the roof and he can examine the chimney while he is there.
If you keep your roof in good condition, it will provide essential protection for many years to come.