Has Your Roof Survived the Beast from the East?

snow covered rooftops via street view

March saw some unique weather hit Sheffield which could have affected the structure or stability of your roof. How is your property holding up in the aftermath of the Beast from the East?

As a result of Britain’s latest unexpected storm, residential properties could be at risk; from storm and wind damage wearing away at the edges of your roof, to water damage causing distress to the integrity and insides. All of these act as reminders that weather can harm even the strongest of buildings.

Even something as small as a couple of broken tiles could spell disaster if you overlook them. You may need a roofing callout sooner than you think. Here is our quick run-through of things to look out for following the Beast from the East. This way you can be safe and secure knowing you’re not at risk.

Room Temperature

Has the temperature of the rooms in your house dropped since the Beast from the East hit? Even with the heating on, you may not feel as warm as you once did. This could be an indicator that there has been some wear or damage to your insulation. On a side of precaution, it’s worth asking a local roofing specialist to take a look to make sure your home is as secure as possible (which also saves you money on your heating).

Watch Out For Leaks

One noticeable thing left behind from the storm was its mass amounts of white snow. Albeit picturesque, if not dealt with, it could cause damage to your property . We recommend taking a look at our previous blog to help spots signs if your roof suffering from water damage. This includes sudden wet patches around your ceiling, to a sudden increase of mould, to hearing unfamiliar dripping sounds.

The Shape 

Take a look at your roof and use common sense to decipher whether you feel it looks and is built in a way to tackle vicious weather: storms, snow, or otherwise. It may be time to look at rebuilding or changing your roof type to adapt to modern weather changes. This means no longer relying on the structure from when it was first built and looking at damage prevention with a sloped roof to veer off natural elements that can cause harm.

For more information, or to call us out to take a look at your roof now that the storms are over, please feel free to contact us.