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  • Writer's pictureAndy Scott

The Importance of Spring Roof Inspections: What to Look For

Spring is knocking on the door, and with it comes the perfect time for a bit of home TLC, starting at the top – your roof. Now, I know it’s tempting to kick back and enjoy the longer days and blooming gardens, but a spring roof check can save you a world of hassle later on. So, let’s chat about why you should give your roof a little springtime attention and what you should keep an eye out for.

Why Spring?

Spring is like a fresh start, not just for nature but for your home too. The winter chill can be tough on our roofs, with all that ice and snow, not to mention the festive season's decorations (and the odd stormy tantrum). As we say goodbye to the cold, it’s time to check how your roof held up.

The DIY Inspection

Grab your ladder (and a buddy for safety, please!) and take a wee looksee. You're playing detective here, searching for clues that your roof might need some professional love. Here’s what should be on your radar:

Tiles and Slates

Have a look for any that are missing, cracked, or seem a bit worse for wear. They’re your roof's armour, and just one chink can lead to leaks.

Gutters and Downpipes

These should have a clear path for water to drain away from your roof. Make sure they're not clogged up with leaves or debris from the winter.

Moss and Algae

They might give a quaint, aged look, but they're not great for a roof's health. If they’re throwing a green party up there, it’s time to show them the door.

Flashing and Leadwork

This is the metal that keeps water from sneaking into your home around chimneys, vents, and skylights. It should be a snug fit.

Sagging Areas

If your roof's starting to have dips and valleys, it's waving a red flag. This could mean trouble with the structure underneath.

Calling in the Pros

If you spot anything amiss or you’re just not keen on heights (fair enough), it’s a good idea to call in Maxwelltown Roofing. We can spot issues quicker than a magpie spots shiny things. Plus, we know how to fix them properly, keeping your home snug and dry.

Here’s to a dry home and happy, healthy roofs all around! Cheers!

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