This is a question that many UK homeowners are asking and as the roof is a critical component, it does need to be closely monitored. A typical roof inspection by local roofers in Nottingham would consist of the following:
- Detailed tile inspection – The roofer would cover every square metre of the roof, checking that all roof tiles are firmly in place. Any broken or missing tiles would be replaced and the roofer might recommend a power wash, to clean the dirt and grime from the roof.
- Cleaning out guttering and downpipes – The downpipes and guttering provide an essential avenue for excess rainwater and usually there is a build-up of wet leaves and small twigs, which can easily stop the flow. The result of a blocked gutter is water stealing down the exterior walls, something to avoid at all costs.
- Fascia & soffit – These timber boards protect the lower roof line and the underside of the eaves and may require another coat of paint from time to time. Some people switch to PVC, which is maintenance free and the roofing contractor can handle the project.
- Flashing – This might be made from lead or stainless steel and it protects the areas where two different materials meet. The flashing can be damaged by flying storm debris and repairs should be promptly carried out.
A detailed report is issued to the property owner, along with any recommendations and if you do this every year, your roof will provide the protection you need in this harsh climate.