It’s March, but we’ve had a rather stormy February and in today’s post our Roofing Experts want to talk about the damage caused by storms and why you should have a professional roof inspection carried out after a storm.
Before we jump into the benefits of professional roof inspections, it is important for us to remind you that your roof is the first line of defence against weather elements. Your roof shelters you from rain, hail, sleet, snow, and wind. These elements can take a toll on the condition of your roof and that is why roof maintenance and inspections are important. Roofing Experts recommends that you get a professional roof inspection after a bad storm such as the ones we have been experiencing here in Ireland over the past number of weeks.
How Storms Can Damage Your Roof
You’d be surprised by the amount of damage storms can cause. Winter storms especially wreak havoc on roofs. Heavy snow, as well as fluctuating temperature, can be detrimental. Sleet and snow and freezing water in little cracks and crevices can cause roof tiles and gutters to crack. Professional roof inspections look for particular damage caused by specific weather fronts and after the fluctuating weather we’ve had, it’s important to check for any small roof damage and have it repaired before it becomes a bigger problem.
Strong winds and heavy rain, which has been quite frequent over the past month can also do a lot of damage to your roof. Strong winds can loosen tiles and even blow them off your roof. This leaves it open and vulnerable to even more damage. Heavy rain on top of this can cause leaks, mould, insulation damage, and more. Strong winds can also lead to damage from fallen trees. Persistent heavy rain can also loosen roof tiles and when you take all this into consideration having a roof inspection really does make sense. It’s always better to find roof damage when it’s small and needs a minor repair rather than leaving things to get progressively worse and end up spending a small fortune on big roof repairs.
When to Call the Professionals
After the recent storms that have surged across the country, you might want to have your roof inspected to make sure there has been no damaged caused. Roofing Experts recommend that you get an annual roof inspection regardless of the weather. Hiring Dublin roofing contractors is easy and it can save you a lot of money in the long term. Our professional roofing contractors have the experience and the expertise that you need when having a roof inspection carried out. If we find any damage, we can provide you with a free estimate on the spot and recommend any roof repairs required. You can get in touch with our experts by phone or by using the contact page on our website. We are always happy to help any roofing repairs questions you might have and if you don’t know what to look for when it comes to roof damage, our professional contractors are here to help.
Don’t wait until your roof springs a leak or big repairs are required. Get your professional roof inspection booked today and make sure storm Jorge or Brendan haven’t caused your home any damage you haven’t been able to see.