The roof is the most important component of your home, as it protects the building against the harsh UK elements, and like most things, your roof is prone to damage. Ask any local roofing company in Huddersfield and they will tell you that a large part of their time is devoted to inspecting customers’ roofs.
A typical domestic roof inspection would involve the following:
- Missing Roof Tiles – Inspecting the roof for missing or broken roof tiles.
- Checking the Chimney for damage.
- Cleaning out the guttering – This is very important, as any blockage will result in water running down the exterior walls.
- Close inspection of fascia and soffit boards.
The roofing company would issue you with a detailed written report on every aspect of the roof, and this is something you should arrange every year, preferably just before or after the winter.
Potential Roof Damage
Your roof could be damaged in many ways, especially if you have overhanging branches, and any missing roof tiles should be replaced at once, as a heavy bout of rain could cause internal damage to the timber framework. Gale force winds can send debris flying through the air, which can easily damage the roof surfaces, and by inspecting the roof on a regular basis, any issues can quickly be addressed.
Soffit & Fascia
These boards offer the edges of the roof protection against the elements, and if your soffit & fascia is looking worse for wear, you can replace them with a composite material that looks and feels just like real timer. Concealed fixings give the roof a seamless look, and with a wide range of colours, you can add some contrast to the roofline.