After going through all of the difficulties of getting a mortgage for their first home, many first-time buyers don’t take the time to protect their investment. They give it a lick of paint once every 3 to 5 years and wrongfully assume that the house is strong enough to take care of itself. This is not the case, however, and all homes need regular maintenance throughout the year. One of the more important parts of the house is the roof and this is frequently overlooked by homeowners all across the UK.
The roof is probably the most important part of our house as it protects everything else below it and this includes the walls, windows and doors and everything else in between. It is essential then, that you get your local roofers in Sidcup up there to check that everything is okay. There are a number of things that they can look out for.
- If you have a working fireplace, then the chimney is a good place to start. They brickwork needs to be checked in case it has been damaged by flying branches or other debris.
- The guttering, fascia and future board all take a battering throughout the year and the brackets and screws that hold them in place may have rusted and come loose. Your local roofer will tighten or replace these.
- Tiles and slates come loose all the time and these need to be put back into place or replaced as soon as possible. Failure to do this may result in your roof leaking and causing many thousands of pounds in damage.
Your local roofer has a keen eye and if there is anything out of place, he will notice it and bring it to your attention, immediately.