Carrying out regular roof checks and maintenance is an important part of being a homeowner. Neglecting to inspect the condition of your roof can result in small issues escalating, both an expensive and dangerous oversight. With over twenty six years’ experience in the roofing industry, DPR offer our advice on roofing checks you can carry out in the New Year.

Leafs and branches

Overhanging branches should always be trimmed back regularly or removed as the rubbing or abrasions can cause damage. The shadow from over hanging branches can also result in the growth of mould, mildew and moss whilst fallen leaves can block your gutters and cause damp or ponding on flat roofs.


Have a brief look at the tiles on your roof, preferably using a pair of binoculars to see if you have any broken or slipped tiles, particularly if after a heavy storm. If you notice any problems with tiles contact a professional and reputable roofing company like Leeds roofers who are fully qualified and trained to the highest possible standard.

Gutters and downpipes

Often overlooked, gutters and downpipes are easily damaged by frost and cold weather. As cleaning guttering is a time consuming and unpleasant process it is recommended to call a professional roofers for your own convenience. You can read more about gutter cleaning here.

Spotting Warning Signs

Identifying early warning signs of damage can prevent the damage from escalating and reduce the cost over all. Particularly in flat roofs, early warning signs which include ponding, blistering or shrinking can be easy to spot, however finding damp or structural damage in traditional roofs can be more difficult.

To ensure the safety and preservation of your roof, be sure to carry out regulate maintenance check, either yourself or by contacting a credible roofing contractor, DPR Roofing Leeds have over twenty six years’ experience in the roofing industry and understand the seriousness of neglecting your roof.

If you are based in Leeds or in the surrounding Yorkshire area and would like to find out more about the services DPR offer, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our friendly office team by calling 0113 335 0043 or via email [email protected]