As homeowners in Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and across the West Midlands know all too well, property maintenance must be performed on a regular basis. This optimises the performance of various systems, improves kerb appeal and preserves resale value. Keeping your roof in great condition is among the most important aspects of maintenance. Quite simply, roofs protect everyone inside the property, belongings and the structure of the building itself. The roofing contractors at Dial A Builder provide a full range of roofing services.
Regular, ongoing roof maintenance reduces the likelihood of large-scale repair work and the costs associated with them. It also lowers the risk of property damage and personal injury too. In this blog, we outline some of the most effective ways to keep your roof in the best possible condition, thus extending its lifespan.
To discuss any of our roofing services, please call us on 07888 555333. Our roofing contractors happily visit locations throughout Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham for consultations.
Keep Gutters Clear
Autumn poses the biggest problem for guttering systems. The falling leaves may look nice, but they collect in gutters. When combined with twigs and various debris, they can soon cause a blockage. With its path blocked, water pools in the gutter. Naturally, this will increase the weight within, possibly leading to the gutter breaking away.
However, if the water levels continue to rise, it will simply spill over the gutter’s edge. This can cause water ingress and damage to deckboards, soffits and fascias. Continued water spillage down external brickwork can also create major problems.
Having a roofing contractor clear the gutters of your Solihull or Sutton Coldfield home at the right time of year represents a fast, simple service that saves headaches and money in the long-term.
Remove Debris and Moss
Basic roof care goes a long way to preserving its condition. This includes the removal of moss and algae along with any tree branches and other debris. Moving elements on roofs have the potential to cause damage which you could easily avoid. You can also avoid or lessen moss growth by looking at areas of your roof obscured by overhanging trees. These areas are more prone to damp conditions.
Of course, this all involves working at height. We strongly advise hiring a roofing contractor covering Solihull and Sutton Coldfield for any of the above work. They have the experience and training to ensure optimal safety.
Have a Professional Roofing Inspection
When it comes to peace of mind, nothing beats having an inspection performed by a professional roofing contractor. Even if you have taken a look yourself, you will likely miss smaller details that indicate potential issues. From Solihull to Sutton Coldfield, we have years of experience inspecting roofs, so we recognise the early signs of damage before they develop into much bigger problems.
Making smaller, regular investments in roofing expertise provides much better cost-effectiveness over time. Simply trusting your own limited expertise, or ignoring your roof altogether, will only lead to large roofing costs much sooner than necessary.