Spring Cleaning

Apr 10, 2013 | Blog

Spring is in the air, and with it comes thoughts of de-cluttering and landscaping. As you open up your windows to air out your home, your thoughts turn to spring cleaning. While you likely have a long list of spring cleaning tasks for inside your home, don’t forget about the outside.

Grab a ladder and head outside, it’s time to inspect your roof. The rain, rare snow, ice and wind that bombarded your home in the winter months took a toll on your roof and guttering. If you ignore this, you’re setting yourself up for leaks when the spring rains come battering down on your roof. Preventative maintenance/repairs is the key to avoiding costly repairs.

Once you are up there, take a close look at the whole roof covering. Signs of problems include:

Buckling, blistering or damage to felt roofs

Worn areas around pipes, lights or chimneys

Cracks/loose flashings/lead work/guttering/rain water pipes

Broken and loose slates, tiles, pantiles etc

Missing, eroding mortar

Large amounts of moss or lichen on roof or in guttering system

If you notice any of these problems, contact Pickles Bros Limited for a free consultation/quotation Tel (0113) 2752620