Roofing maintenance tasks for autumn

We offer a variety of services, here at Gilston Building Services. From bricklaying and plastering, to roofing and guttering, we can take care of a wide range of building tasks. At this time of year, roofing and guttering is very important. Autumn in the UK is known for heavy rain, sudden drops in temperature, and strong winds. So what are the most important roofing maintenance tasks for autumn? And can this make a difference to your home?

What are the important roofing maintenance tasks for autumn?

So, which roofing maintenance tasks should you focus on this autumn? Well, this will depend on the type of roof, and the building materials. But in general, you will need to consider:

  • Repairing any loose tiles or areas of felt roofing- because autumn will be bringing colder weather, and lots of rain, any issues with your roof will need to be repaired. This generally means making sure the roof is fully watertight and secure.
  • Checking the flashing- chimney flashing and gable flashing will need to be checked in the autumn, and any repairs will need to be made. This will help keep your home protected from the elements, and prevent any leaks or water damage.
  • Check flat roofs for debris, standing water and leaves- flat roofs, without a pitch, are more at risk during this time of year. You will need to check for any signs of ponding or standing water, and remove any debris you see. This can reduce the risk of needing to repair your flat roof in the near future.

Choose a professional team

For great quality roofing repairs and maintenance, throughout autumn and the rest of the year, you need to choose a professional team. Here at Gilston Building Services we are Southport’s leading building services experts. So for tradesmen you can count on, why not get in touch today?

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