How to look after your roof this winter


Taking care of your roof before any severe weather comes in can save you a lot of grief (and money!) over the winter months.  We’ve put together this guide to help you to look after your roof in winter, so that you can avoid costly (or cold!) disruptions.  As a dedicated team of Manchester Roofers we have seen our fair share of damage to roofs caused by the weather, but also damage which could be avoided.  Let’s take a look at the areas you can maintain to look after your roof in winter.

1. Check your roof tiles and fix any broken or missing ones.

Missing, cracked or broken tiles are sure fire ways to create roof leaks, so it’s a good idea to proactively check your roof before winter sets in to ensure you don’t have any.  If you are unable to assess your roof from the ground or safely, you can contact your local roofing contractor for a professional roof inspection – they will be able to assess any potential issues.  At Evolution Roofing we provide you with digital images to demonstrate the condition of your roof – giving you peace of mind that the work required is actually required.

Flashing acts as a seal to connect your roof to other structures such as your chimney and skylights.  It is important to check the flashing on your roof as significant wear and tear or damage can cause leaks.  You are looking for any rips, holes or disintegration of the material – if you find some it could need replacing.

Nobody wants a sagging roof when snow and ice are on the way!  In the Autumn is a great time to check your roof for any potential bowing or sagging before the more severe weather could make an issue much worse.

If you do notice your roof bending or has an area sagging, you’ll want to call out your local roofing contractor to identify and fix the issue as quickly as possible before a major issue occurs.

Ensuring your chimney is sound structurally before the winter sets in is always advisable.  You should also get your chimney professionally inspected once a year to ensure all health and safety is adhered to, to protect your family and home.

Our Manchester Chimney Repair service covers everything from flashing repair, repointing, lead back gutters through to full chimney restoration – so that you can rest easy that your chimney s safe, secure and not going to cause any damage to your home this winter.

If you have a beautiful leafy garden or are lucky enough to live in a tree lined area, then you’ll need to ensure you regularly clear your gutters to prevent any damage being caused to your roof or the rest of the exterior of your home.

Clogged gutters can lead to bigger issues which cause leaking in your roof, so its best to be proactive about maintaining your guttering during autumn and winter.

If you need help with your chimney or roof then get in tough with Christian and the team today to get a no obligation consultation and quotation.  We can help and advise as to how to look after your roof in winter, and we offer a fast efficient service too!

About the Evolution Team...

Chris and the team at Evolution Roofing have over 30 years experience in the roofing trade and pride themselves on providing excellent customer service, efficient work and a zero default finish on all their projects. Proudly serving Manchester, Salford and beyond they are committed to using the best materials and techniques to give you ultimate satisfaction every time – with an insurance backed guarantee to give you additional confidence. 


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