Winter Weather that Causes Roof Damage
As we head into the winter, the weather takes a turn for the worse. The weather can cause havoc to our homes and the part that is the most exposed of all is of course the roof. Over the winter months, the services of people like these roofers Hereford, R Richard and sons roofers in Hereford will be in high demand as the winter storms roll over the country. Here are the weathers that are notorious for causing damage to roofs – and what to look out for during these periods of weather….
Rain – Prolonged periods of heavy rain are common in a British winter (and even in a British summer some years!) and this can put pressure on the roof of your home. Rain that is heavy can damage the tiles or shingles on the roof, wearing them away or it can penetrate through the protective underlayer which could cause leaks.
Snow – We all love a white Christmas – but the roof doesn’t! Snow is tricky as it damages the roof in many ways. Heavy snowfall adds extra weight to the roof which can cause structural problems, and the snow also expands and creates ice which can cause cracks to form in the roof.
Wind – Winter storms are often accompanied by howling gales. Roof tiles can be blown off so if there are gale warnings it is good to check the roof before and after for signs of loose tiles. It is also a good idea to keep a close eye on trees nearby that could be blown down onto the roof.