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Roof Maintenance Tips: Winter

Winter is one of the most disturbing and inconvenient seasons in Edinburgh and Scotland, and apart from your health, the well-being of your house is equally important. Roofing is one of the major portions of your property that demands to be taken care of, and keeping it in the best possible shape is the responsibility of the homeowners. Now, the gloomy atmosphere and sudden snowfall during the cold months can cause a lot of damage to our roofing surface, and to avoid any sort of serious damage, from time to time inspection and maintenance is highly recommended.

Your roof is like the shield of protection to your house, and complete replacement is a high-end investment that can be avoided if you inspect it in regular intervals and keep it in a good condition with the use of professionals of a leading roof maintenance company or by following some easy tips and hacks by using binoculars and hand gloves.

Here are some of the important maintenance tricks for winter 2019 which you can use to help keep your roof in tip-top shape.

Detailed Exploration

Make sure to do some detailed inspection all by yourself to check the presence of shingle lift, missing or replaced shingles, cracked, broken, or dented shingles, the growth of moss, or any other types of debris at the corners of the roof valleys.

All these must be taken care of during winter, as once monsoon or summer arrives, restoring things to normalcy becomes really tough amidst the rain and sultry weather conditions. Thus, keep inspections going during cold months, and follow a routine for weekly inspection so that any issue can be fixed before monsoon or summer.

Check Out For Blockages

The roof surface shouldn’t have any blockage that restricts the flow of water and limits the way. Thus, check and clean all gutters and downspouts so that water can flow through without blockage, and you don’t have to face the distortion of roof quality due to accumulated water. For cleaning, you can get hold of a reputable Edinburgh contractor to get expert roof maintenance services.

Block Certain Places

From cracks to dents, you need to block certain places on the roofing surface where creatures like insects or debris and dust can invade. This must be taken care of so that these creatures don’t end up damaging the surface slowly.

Inspection Of Flashing

The flashing or the metal stripes around the chimneys, vents, skylights satellite dishes must be checked and damage control should be done if they loosen due to harsh weather conditions and get distorted with time.

The Condition Of Sealants

Make sure to have a look at the sealants to ensure that they are in good shape too, and if you notice something different, you can call up a professional roofing contractor team.

Deep Check The Chimneys

Roofing inspection and maintenance also contain exploring the condition of your chimney. Look for missing bricks of chunks of mortar absent from the chimney and call up one of the leading roof maintenance companies in Edinburgh to fix this issue.

Inspect The Roof Valleys

The roof valleys are highly prone to leaks, and you need to keep the valleys clear of any sort of dust or debris accumulation. Keep this place completely clean to avoid any sort of wear or tear.

Framework Assessment

Before the winter storms appear, call up the professional roof contractor to assess the framework for the roofing, so that any signs of sagging can be handled before the weather conditions become worse.

Thus, this winter, get your roof checked meticulously.

 

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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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