5 Parts of Your Roof in Need of Some Spring Maintenance

Cold temperatures outside contrasting warm temperatures inside, with harsh weather for weeks on end – it’s fair to say that winter can be hard on your roof. These conditions can lead to a number of problems, making spring the perfect time for a bit of TLC.

In this post we’ll look at five parts of the roof that commonly need maintenance in spring.

1. Gutters

Your gutters are vital for a healthy roof and safe property. They guide water and debris away from your home and safely down the side of the property. But the cold winter temperatures, snow and ice can all cause a build-up of debris or even broken pipes.

In spring, it’s best to have gutters completely cleaned and inspected to see if any repairs are necessary. Otherwise, the summer showers could cause a few tricky issues for your home.

2. Flashing

Roof flashing connects the different elements of your roof, making sure water doesn’t get in through the joins of skylights, dormers or roof planes. Over time, especially in bad weather, flashing can wear away and – if left untreated – cause huge problems for your home.

Fortunately, it’s an easy problem for professionals to rectify. Flashing may need repairing, or replacing altogether. Either way, it’s best to tackle it sooner to avoid any damage to the rest of your roof.

3. Soffits and fascias

If you take a look up at your home, you’ll notice pvc or wood panels running along the underside of your roof and along the roofline. These are the soffit and fascia boards, both of which are crucial for a healthy roof. Even if they look in good shape to you, you won’t know until you’re up there. That’s why a roof inspection is important to check for soft spots, holes or cracks, which could lead to leaks and roof damage.

4. Flat roofs

All roofs can benefit from an annual spring inspection, but none more so than flat roofs. Flat roofs can develop splits in the winter, with frost and snow fall damaging the structure of the roof. If left untreated, these frost-related splits can lead to structural damage, broken tiles or even an entire roof collapse. That’s why spring is the best time to book in a roof inspection and arrange any repairs you may need on your flat roof.

5. Tiles

Your roof’s tiles are the most important aspect when it comes to aesthetics. They are what most people see when looking at your home, and any broken areas or built up debris can be unsightly. But they’re not only important for your home’s appearance. Any broken, loose or worn tiles can eventually allow water into your roof, resulting in leaks, draughts, damp and mould.

Protect your home

Spring is the ideal time to repair any roofing damage from the winter and set yourself up for a long, care-free summer. If you’re looking to repair or replace your roof this spring, DPR Roofing provides a wide range of services, covering both domestic and commercial properties. With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, we provide roofing solutions you can trust, with complete peace of mind.