Storm damage and roofs.

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Storm damage and roofs

Whilst the country is getting to grips with Storm Hector and the recent passing of Storm Georgina, its safe to say that the UK has to tolerate a whole mixture of weather fronts. It can be bright sunshine then in an instant the heavens could literally open up. This is why making sure our homes are well maintained is essential, starting at the roof.

The various conditions can have quite a detrimental effect on our roof – coupled with natural ageing, it is imperative to keep your roof in tip-top condition, after all the roof is what protects the rest of the house from the elements.

The latest storm

The UK weather bomb was named Storm Hector by Met Éireann northeast to the UK last night.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Will Lang said yesterday: “Storm Hector will deepen further tonight, allowing winds to strengthen during the early hours of Thursday morning.

“The strongest winds are expected to coincide with rush hour in Northern Ireland and later in the morning for southern and central Scotland.

According to the latest weather forecast, strong gusts of 50 to 60mph are likely.

Some areas may even experience a massive 70mph.

What to look out for

You can do some basic home checks yourself…

Debris and visual

From the outside of your home – do a visual inspection of the roof looking for any broken or missing tiles. Its also an idea to scout the surrounding area for any fallen debris. Looking to see if there are any foreign objects on the roof such as branches etc. These items may of caused damage that you can’t see. If you can not fully see all of your roofing you may need a roofing inspection. We can help with scaffolding.

Inspect the attic

Looking at the inside of the attic is a good idea. From here you can see if there are any wholes or dampness. Make sure to view the whole of the roof structure from the eaves to