S&D provide a full roofline supply and installation service to customers in Thorntonhall.
The roof and roofline on your Thortonhall home – tips for taking care of it
The roof and roofline on your Thortonhall home is important; essential in fact. The roof not only shields you from the weather, it also provides strength to the four outside walls of your property.
It makes sense, therefore, to look after it. Unfortunately, this means that most people concentrate on the roof, leaving out the roofline. But, the edges of your roof, the components that seal the roof space against weather and pests are important – and they need to be maintained.
Tip 1 – Look up!
… and not just at your roof either. Spotting signs early can make all the difference when it comes to the size of the repair bill. It is entirely possible for example, for some things to be fixed quickly – like unblocking a gutter – or allowing it to continue, meaning the component has to be replaced.
Tip 2 – Stand out in the rain
The next time there is a down pour, grab a brolly and stand out in the rain and watch how the roofline components, such as gutters and down pipes cope with the rain. Do they leak? Are there are signs of dripping? Is the water running down the exterior walls at any point?
Tip 3 – Have the guttering regularly cleaned
If your property has trees in the garden, or is close to trees that shed their leaves in autumn, you need to pay attention to the possibility of guttering becoming blocked with leaves and other detritus. Some Thortonhall homeowners elect to have the guttering of their roofline system cleaned twice a year – at the end of winter, and again before the winter sets in.
Tip 4 – Look inside the roof space from time to time
If it is safe for you to do so, taking a peek inside you loft from time to time can be a good way of detecting problem signs early. For example, the roof may be letting in water or, if the soffit or bargeboard on the exterior of the roof is rotting, rain water may be seeping in this way.
Tip 5 – Don’t take chances
Maintaining and repairing the roofline on a Thortonhall property is not expensive and neither is it overly complicated – if you know what you are doing and, if you know how to do so. But, it many cases, cleaning gutters and so on can mean working at a considerable height off the ground.
Don’t take chances – contact S&D today to find out more about the professional services we offer.