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Affected by Winter Storms? We Can Help

snow on roofWe may not be as used to really vigorous winter storms here in the UK as many of our counterparts across the Atlantic are, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be aware of the considerable havoc that they can wreak with your roofing.

Blighty being Blighty, winter storms often hit us when we least expect it, and whether they take the form of snow blizzards, intense hailstones, pelting rain or even just gale force winds, they can easily exacerbate existing, perhaps thus-far hidden problems with your roofing, in addition to potentially causing new ones.

How can you protect your roofing against the worst?

When you hear that your area is set to see heavy snow or a strong blizzard, there are certain things that you can do to protect the rest of your home, such as covering the garden plants and making sure your gardening tools are locked up in the shed or garage.

But what can you do to protect your roof? Not much – it’s very much your home’s first point of contact with the elements, so the best that you can do is regularly inspect it to make sure that any problems are swiftly remedied, instead of being allowed to deteriorate into a more fundamental issue that could actually imperil the safety of you and your family.

The very real dangers that winter storms can pose

Winter weather can pose particular dangers to your copper, slate or zinc roofing that don’t necessarily apply at other times of year. Sitting snow on a roof, for instance, can be very heavy, and therefore very dangerous to your roof structure if it has already been weakened over the rest of the year.

This is why it is so important to carry out an annual winter inspection of your roofing, from both the inside and outside. When observing from the outside, pay attention to the guttering as well as the actual roof, for signs of worn-down tiles such as shingle granules, which look like grains of sand.

An internal inspection, meanwhile, will allow you to spot any holes that could be worsened by melting snow leaking through. Even once the winter has passed, problems with your roofing can emerge gradually, so don’t forget to inspect it again during the spring.

Request our help with your roofing!

If there’s any company that knows about all things roofing, it is most definitely ELC Roofing Ltd. Our experienced tradesmen undertake the complete range of work relating to roofing, from the installation of roof insulation to comprehensive roof rebuilds.

You shouldn’t hesitate, therefore, to get in touch with our professionals if you have any concerns about the condition of your roof after recent winter storms. We can investigate your roof, suggest any remedies that may be required and carry out all of the actual work to the very highest standard.

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