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How to prevent roof damage during the winter season in Edinburgh

Every homeowner wishes their house to stay safe, secure, and comfy and keep their family protected for several decades. For the house to offer supreme comfort, one needs to keep it well maintained as well.

Changes in weather conditions are often tough for the homeowner to keep the house in proper function. In order to make the house function in every weather condition, there is a need to inspect the home, maintain it, and prepare it before the beginning of the next season.

Caring for your house becomes even more crucial before winter as they have a more adverse effect on it. Winter can be even more damaging to your home. One needs to pay special attention to the maintenance of their house before the onset of winter.

Also, the roof is the topmost part of the building facing the extreme of all seasons. They play a major role in protecting the dwellers from the harshness of the climate. Thus, it is required to pay special attention to the maintenance of the roof and get it protected from the harshness of winter.

So here are some essential tips that will help you protect your roof from damage by the winter weather.

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Keep the gutters clean

Gutters, drainages, and downspouts are the major components of the roof for letting the water run off the roof. During winter, these gutters and downspouts often get blocked because of the leaves, debris, and other dust leading to the problem of still water, leakages, and additional load on the roof that results in reducing the age of the roof. Hence, it is recommended to invest some time in cleaning the gutters.

Just cleaning the gutters is not enough, you should also get it inspected and repaired for all minor as well as major issues. Even a single crack or dent is sufficient to raise the problem of leakage and will further degrade the roof.

Removal of moulds, fungus, and mildew

Moisture and condensations are the reason for developing the issues of mould and fungus. The presence of mould, fungus, etc will give the indication of the condensed area in the roof.

These moulds, algae, fungus, mildew, etc are common culprits that damage the shingles and lessens the strength of the roof.

Along with the nasty odour, these are hazardous for health as well. So, after spotting this problem, rectify the condensation issues and get rid of moulds, fungus, etc.

Reseal the piping, skylights, and fixtures

As the roof gets old, the pipelines, skylights, and fixtures in it lose their seal and require replacement. Make sure that all the punctures on the roof are sealed and there is no passage for the dust and the water leakage.

The bottom line

So these are some tips to protect the roof from the winter season. Keep your roof well maintained and that is enough to keep it stable and protected in the winter.

A leading Secure roofing contractor in Edinburgh, Ronald G Graham Roofing is well-versed in all types of roofing materials and roof design.

Ronald Graham
I have been involved in the roofing and building industry for more than 35 years. I am a former board member of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors and the Scottish Stone Liaison Group. I am a Member of the Institute of Roofing, Advanced Roofer (CITB), Qualified Scaffold Inspector (CITB), Site Safety Management (CITB) alongside my many other roofing qualifications. Since its founding in 1986, Ronald Graham has earned its reputation as a roofing and building contractor of high standard work. Our own success is grounded in the company’s dedication to the success of its client work and its people.

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