'The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining': Weather proofing for winter
- Nov 21, 2012
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Although summer is in full swing, we can’t help thinking about the impending winter. It’s no secret that the British summer is fickle, and the constant changes in the weather bring to mind the importance of preparing for a harsh winter. Your roof and gutters are the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your home from harsh conditions, and although winter might not be here yet, summer is the prime time to ensure your home is properly protected. Regular maintenance of your roof and gutters should keep you sufficiently prepared for more extreme conditions, but the summer and autumn is the best time to make sure everything is in order before the weather changes indefinitely.
Always ensure your gutters are clear, clean and fully functioning. Without functioning gutters your home may be vulnerable to flooding or leaking. With fully operating gutters your home better is protected, right down to the foundations. Quality eaves and additional bird guards further enhance the stability of your gutters, ensuring added strength for your roof. When choosing to install or update guttering or eaves UPVC is always a popular choice. A UPVC roofline will not rot, warp, bend or discolour, making UPVC a cost effective, environmentally friendly, highly durable and robust product.
Using soffit boards and fascias is another great way to prepare your house from harsh weather. Soffits and fascias are extremely important, In a heavy downpour the roof of a 3 bedroom semi-detached house could be hit by up to five litres of water each second, leaving the fascia installation to support the strained guttering. Additionally, without ventilation from soffits, condensation forms causing timber decay in the roof.
Soffit’s in combination with fascias protect the roof of your home and prevent damage from the severe elements winter brings. Without soffits and fascias, your home could suffer severe damage from heavy rain. Quality soffits and fascias give a professional finish installation to any project while also ensuring that the winter weather is unable to breach or damage your home.
Don’t let the temporary sunshine fool you. Whether we like it or not, winter is definitely going to get here sooner or later. So it’s best to be prepared! Don’t be caught short at the last minute; summer and autumn are the prime seasons to get your house in order so your home can be as well protected as possible in the months ahead.