Autumn is well underway but winter will soon be here, and when it arrives it will bring colder, wetter, windier and generally harsher weather that could all impact your commercial roofing or industrial roofing system.
Our experienced roofing contractors know all too well that the dark, colder months can cause a variety of problems for the roofing system, which is why it’s essential to carry out the necessary checks and properly prepare your roof.
The winter months mean temperatures will plummet, and more extreme weather conditions will be expected. Heavy rain, high winds, freezing temperatures that bring snow and ice, will all affect your commercial roofing or industrial roofing systems. Leading to possible issues, such as pooling water, leaks, damage from debris, cut edge corrosion and more if the roof isn’t properly maintained.
Check for the warning signs
With winter approaching, it’s the perfect time to take some preventative steps to protect your roofing system. Carrying out minor repairs to your roof before the harsher weather sets in can work wonders when it comes to avoiding major problems developing down the line.
Here’s some steps you can take that have been recommended by our expert roofing contractors:
- Check over your guttering & clear out fallen leaves and debris.
- Give the outlets a once over, clean and unblock any outlets.
- Look over the rainwater pipes and ensure any rainwater is flushed out.
It’s important to ensure any gutters, outlets and downpipes are fully functional, and free flowing. If icy water, which can form after snowfall, can’t be properly flushed away, this can lead to serious issues.
When wanting to carry out these checks, it’s always best to take advantage of the services of professional roofing companies, who have the knowledge and knowhow to give you complete peace of mind.
Being prepared is important
If your commercial roofing or industrial roofing system becomes damaged or in any way compromised in the harsher winter months, then the results in very costly repairs or lead to a full roof replacement.
When you fail to carry out adequate roof maintenance, costs can soon rise, especially during winter. So make sure you take the necessary precautions before-hand, and even if you discover damage to the roofing system, fixing a minor problem early can be much less costly and time consuming.
In order to ensure you’re carrying out the right checks and preparations, contacting reputable and reliable roofing and cladding contractors can be essential.
This is why at Roofing Consultants, we offer free roof surveys, to not only help you minimise the risks but so that you can have complete peace of mind as you head into the winter season. Contact us to find out more about how we can prepare your roof for winter, on 0800 046 1500.