The old saying ‘fix the roof while the sun shines’ is a well-worn phrase, but it is all too often the case that people will wait too long to check their roof and get any necessary work done on it.
That is why August is the best time to get roofing Contractors in Wolverhampton to carry out any necessary repairs and make sure that when September comes round and autumn begins, your home is prepared for the changing seasons.
A number of things need to be checked on any roof to establish if it is ready to deal with all that autumn will throw at it.
Firstly, it is worth noting that even a small issue needs addressing. If there are small cracks now, they can widen when the weather gets colder as freeze-thaw kicks in. Similarly, a missing tile or two might seem nothing to worry about, but it is when it lets water in.
An important step for owners of sloping roofs is to check their attic space from the inside. If you can spot signs of damp such as mould and rot, that is a clear indication that there is something wrong outside. You should also clear any debris from attic vents.
You should also look to clear away any debris that might clog up drains or cover your flat roof if you have one, as there will be far more of this on the way when the leaves start falling, potentially causing blockages and water overflows.
There may have been a heatwave to contend with in July, but autumn and winter is when big storms are likely to hit, with their potential to send loose roof tiles flying and infiltrate every gap that will let in water.
Between November last year and the end of February this year there were seven named storms designated by the Met office and the next autumn and winter could be just as bad. In addition, there will be many more days of wet, windy or cold weather when you will have good reason to be glad that you really did fix the roof when the sun shone.