A.P. Benson Roofing & Building Limited’s Spring Checklist for Your Roof

Keep your roof well maintained with A.P. Benson Roofing & Building Limited’s spring checklist for your roof.

The days are getting longer, the sun feels a little warmer, and green shoots are bursting into life; it can mean only one thing… Spring is just around the corner! So whilst our thoughts turn to freshening up our interiors with a spring clean, it’s important to consider our roof’s well-being too.

Winter is often a trying time for roofs across Surrey and beyond – with rain, wind and freezing temperatures battering rooftops. With over 40 years of experience in the roofing industry, A.P. Benson Roofing & Building Limited are well-placed to know the measures that should be considered when preparing your roof for spring. Here are some tips so that you can act to help protect your roof now and prevent any issues when the weather heats up.

Inspect Your Gutters

Look up and examine your gutters. Are they pulling away from the roof? Is water pooling around the foundations of your home? Are they leaking when it rains? Are small plants growing causing blockages?

A broken or defective guttering system is an inexpensive replacement if caught before any significant problems are caused. However, if your gutters remain damaged for too long, the water which should drain away will instead make its way to the ground, potentially causing expensive structural problems.

Check out our Handy Guide to essential gutter maintenance here.

Examine Your Tiles

Have any tiles slipped, cracked or become dislodged from their place on your roof? If so, your roof could be vulnerable to harsh bouts of weather, damp or wildlife attempting to reside in your loft. Any issues with tile movement on your roof should be dealt with ASAP by a reputable roofing contractor to ensure that your roof is in perfect condition for Spring and Summer.

As one of the top roofing companies in Surrey, A.P. Benson Roofing & Building has been long-established as a name you can trust when it comes to roof repairs. Whether it’s a case of a few missing tiles or more substantial damage, we can handle any job, big or small.

Clean Your Loft

Whilst undertaking a spring clean, pay attention to the loft! Not all roof damage is visible from the exterior of your home. Head up to your loft and inspect the area for any signs of leakage, wet insulation strips, or cracks that have appeared in the walls of your home. These issues will all need to be tackled quickly by a professional company before your loft, and therefore roof is exposed to all whole host of problems.

Examine the Roof Flashing

Flashing is the piece of lead used to connect your roof at different points, particularly around the skylights, chimney, and edges of the roof. If left without regular maintenance and poor installation, it can become damaged and come away from its surface, inviting water into your home. If you notice any problems with your roof flashing, repairs and replacements should be carried out promptly.

Deal With Small Problems Before They Become Big Problems!

Regular seasonal maintenance can prolong the life of your roof and protect you from unexpected leaks and interior damage. In addition, by spotting problem areas early, you can save a considerable amount of money. Deal with small roof maintenance issues early before they become expensive repair projects.

Contact the team at A.P. Benson Roofing & Building Limited. We offer a wide range of roofing services across Guildford and the surrounding areas.

With over 40 years of trading, we are fully equipped to deliver first-class services at all times. We are also BS EN- ISO 9001 :2022 Quality Systems Registered and are a member of Constructionline & Guild of Master Craftsmen. Local Authority Approved for Roofing Building & Maintenance work, carrying full Public Liability Insurance. A full Health & Safety policy is in place, regularly reviewed.

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