Should I Have My Roof Inspected Before Winter or After?

As the cold weather approaches, the evenings are getting darker and we’re all busy preparing for the festive season. The condition of your roof is possibly the last thing on your mind. Not only that, the idea of a pre-winter roof inspection may seem redundant too for some homeowners.

Is there much point having it inspected if the winter weather will only worsen it?

I think it was fine in summer, so it should be fine now, right?

If you find yourself asking those types of questions, this post is for you. Read on to discover why you should bite the bullet and have your roof inspected before winter…

Spring & Summer can be hard on your roof

You may think of the summer months as warm and relaxing, but that may not be true for your roof. Here in the UK, our spring and summer months typically include of a lot of rain and high winds. Even if the sun is shining, your roof is the first thing to be hit by the beaming rays.

Warm weather can cause your roof tiles to expand, only for them to contract back down when the cold weather hits. This could cause tiles to loosen, leaving your roof susceptible to leaks when the winter weather arrives.

Small fixes now could prevent big issues later

‘Out of sight, out of mind’ isn’t always the best philosophy to live by when it comes to your home. Even if you can’t see any noticeable signs of damage, you roof may be suffering the effects of an unpredictable summer.

Whatever the problem may be, the longer it goes untreated, the worse it’s going to become. The time and money spent repairing a leaky roof, for instance, is going to be much greater than that spent fixing a few broken tiles. A professional inspection can spot any issues before they turn into big problems when winter hits.

Stay warm through the winter

Winters are all about staying warm and cosy indoors and spending time with friends and family. But if you’re roof isn’t up to scratch, your festive season may be a lot colder than you anticipated. Nobody wants to bring a white Christmas indoors.

By getting your roof inspected before winter, you can keep yourself and your family warm and save yourself money on bills. There may be nothing wrong with your roof and it might not need any work. But it’s always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to your home.

Never too late

If you find that time runs away with you and we’re suddenly back into spring, don’t panic. A roof inspection is better late than never. A spring time inspection can assess any damage caused by the winter weather.

DPR Roofing are experts in domestic roof maintenance and repairs. With a thorough roof inspection from our team, you get complete peace of mind that your property is protected.

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