Winter is Here – Time for a Roof Inspection

Drizzly days, cold nights and frosty mornings – yes, winter is in full swing. Now Christmas is out of the way, the bad weather will likely lose its charm, and you might start to think about what it’s doing to your house…

With that in mind, there’s no better time to check the condition of your roof. In this post, we’ll discuss the benefits of a roof inspection and why winter is an opportune time.

What’s the point of a roof inspection?

Some people simply don’t see the point of a roof inspection. They’ll make their yearly trip to the dentist, biannual visit to the opticians and, by law, get their car MOT done… But they won’t get their roof checked by a professional.

Why? If there’s a problem with your roof, you’ll know about it. Water will be visibly leaking into your ceiling or damp patches will appear on the walls, right? Wrong.

Roof problems aren’t always noticeable to the untrained eye. Even more so when you can’t safely get on your roof to see things up close. By the time water starts leaking in, or visible damage appears, it will be much more costly to repair – as will the damage it’s already done to other parts of your home.

Much like an MOT, dental check or eye test, a roof inspection allows a professional to identify any issues before they develop into something serious – keeping you and your property safe.

Why winter is the perfect time

Winter is a great time to check the condition of your roof – both yourself and professionally.

DIY inspection

Firstly, if you’re checking yourself, you should never attempt to get on the roof. Instead, a quick check inside your roof space and around the ceilings of your top floor will highlight any major problems.

Look for damp patches, leaks or any daylight coming through your roof’s covering. Winter is the ideal time to do this, as the wet weather will show any areas where water is penetrating your roof.

Professional inspection

As mentioned, not all problems are visible to the untrained eye. That’s why it’s also best to book in a professional inspection. While roofers might be busy in winter, they’re more likely to be able to fit in a roof inspection than a major repair job.

Booking your roof inspection now will keep you ahead of the rush as more people spot problems with their roofs further into winter. If they do come across any problems, you can arrange repairs as soon as possible to keep your roof doing its job and protect your home.

Book your winter roof inspection

Time to book in your winter roof inspection? The team at DPR Roofing is ready and waiting. Operating throughout Leeds for more than three decades, it’s fair to say we know roofs like the back of our collective hand.

Our team of local roofers will check every aspect of your roof, from the tiles and slates to the guttering, making sure everything is in order and recommending repairs where necessary. To book your inspection, call 0113 335 0043.