Has your roof been affected by the bad weather?

Written by   |  Published January 15, 2014  |  Posted in: Advice & Tips, Roofing  |  Tags: , , ,

Has the recent bad weather left you needing roof repairs on your property? We’ve experienced some turbulent winds over the last few weeks, up to a staggering 100mph. As such, many homeowners around the country have needed repair work carried out on their tile and slate roofs.

The chances are you’ve seen broken roof tiles lying in the street, or even trees that have been blown over. This demonstrates the power of the weather recently and it has affected properties up and down the country.

But despite the repair work homeowners have been crying out for, it hasn’t been all good news for local businesses. The stormy weather has caused chaos but this has affected roofing contractors too, who have been unable to scale rooftops in the windy conditions.

Roofers have reported that the poor weather has meant their business has been badly affected and because of the height they work at, it’s unsafe to carry out even the most basic repairs. Of course, winds of up to 100mph can be extremely hazardous.

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The total amount the bad weather will set the country back is yet unknown, but experts predict the clean-up bill will certainly be in the millions by the time it’s over. This will have a knock-on effect for homeowners and businesses and is bound to give companies extra work over the next few months.

Has your home been affected? If you have a tile or slate roof you could have damage you’ve yet to even notice. Are there any broken tiles lying around your home? If you stand outside can you see any visible damage to your roof? Is there are leak in the loft?

These are all questions you need to answer, because the roof is one of the most important parts of any home, providing the weather resistance your property needs. If you don’t deal with the problem now, you’ll only leave yourself paying out more on repairs later down the line.

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