It’s nearly April and unfortunately, that means we’re expecting even more rain than usual. Heavy rain can cause problems with roofs that are broken or worn and in need of refurbishment. From ongoing leaks to missing tiles, it’s important to make sure your roof is prepared for the dreaded April Showers.
While most roof tiles and slates are designed to keep out rain and withstand heavy storms, overtime strong winds and rain could take their toll on even the strongest home and create gaps in the underlay. With continued exposure to the rain, this underlay could begin to rot and not function correctly by draining away water to the gutter. In addition, a deteriorated underlay can cause some leaking into your home, putting your interiors at risk of unsightly and expensive damage. Exposure to the rot and mould in your home also lends itself to nasty illnesses that can easily be avoided.
The strong gales associated with April also means that any slightly loose tiles may be blown off causing damage to either yours or your neighbour’s outdoor area. If you spot and loose materials or if your roof has not been tended to in years, it may be a good idea to seek professional advice ahead of the expected rain season. Burngreave Building Company provides expert and skilled roofing in Sheffield and can provide you with non-biased advice on your home.
An out-dated roof could also mean your home has bad insulation. It might seem common sense to keep all your doors and windows shut when it’s cold outside but with bad insulation, you could be letting all the cold air in without knowing. It’s important to have the right level of ventilation in your home to ensure that air is able to escape freely without letting any valuable heat getaway. If you have found that your energy bill has risen this last winter it could be a sign that you are letting cold out and therefore wasting energy. Burngreave Building Company has its own In-House division meaning that our roofers in Sheffield have vast experience in the sector. Burngreave’s experienced team can advise you on the necessary steps to take to ensure your home is insulated well.