The Dos and Don’ts of Domestic Roof Care

Keep your roof in good condition in Bishops Stortford, Watford, Stevenage or wherever you are.

If you are a homeowner and you haven’t had to give your roof much thought, congratulations! But for most people the roof on their home has been a source of stress and financial pain at some point in the recent past.

It goes without saying that your roof plays an important role in keeping you and your family cosy, cool and dry. With wet weather and high winds a frequent occurrence in the UK, the roofing of our housing stock has to stand up to some pretty tough challenges.

A few simple lines of guidance may be all it takes to make sure your roof weathers those storms and lasts for many years to come.

Make sure you do:

  • Keep an eye on your roof. Most roofs benefit from a professional health check on an annual basis and a quick once over from you or a confident helper after any particularly severe storms.
  • Keep over-hanging branches to a minimum. This will reduce the risk of wind damage from a heavy branch and help keep your roofing and guttering clear of leaves, twigs and animal life.
  • Get your roof insulated. Loft insulation is a cost effective way of making your roof work at its most efficient, reducing your energy bills and keeping you cool in summer. Check to see if you are eligible for free loft insulation.

Don’t:

  • Try to undertake repairs yourself. Unless you happen to be a qualified roofer, chances are a DIY fix will prove to be a false economy at best and a serious risk at worst. A good professional roofer will carry out repairs and offer advice that you can rely on. When it comes to your roof, this is money well spent.

A trusted local firm such as JR Roofing is a good bet for all your roofing needs in Bishops Stortford, Stevenage, Enfield and further afield.