Now that the new year has arrived, it’s the perfect time to think about what needs doing in your home for 2018. If your roof is looking a bit dishevelled, or it’s been a while since you checked it, why not give it a bit of TLC now so that it’s as attractive and efficient as possible by the time spring arrives? There are many benefits to hiring a professional roofing team in the winter, including less demand for services and more flexible timings, so here are some of the jobs you can get started on now to get your roof in good condition for the year ahead.

Roof repairs & maintenance: The ultimate 2018 home improvement guideGive your roof the once-over

It’s a good idea to give your roof a regular check for things that could cause problems down the line – such as moss and algae growing on the tiles, plants blocking the gutters, broken shingles and bent drainpipes. By catching potential issues before they develop into problems, they can be fixed without costing you time, stress and money. If you cannot or do not want to inspect your roof, you can always hire a roofing professional to do this for you.

Clean your gutters

To make sure water is being transported away from your property efficiently, you should clear out your gutters and drainpipes (or hire a roofing expert to do it). Plants and other debris can soon block them up and stop water draining away from your home properly.

Remove any plant debris

Are your roof tiles starting to grow moss or algae? If so, it’s a good idea to get your roof professionally cleaned to remove this organic debris. Plant life seems innocent enough, but it can start to grow in between tiles and lift them, exposing your roof to moisture damage.

Get that damp patch sorted

If you have noticed a damp patch on your ceiling, do not put it off any longer – it’s a new year, so a perfect time to get it sorted once and for all! A damp patch can indicate an issue with your roof, which could be simple to rectify but damaging if it is left much longer. The most cost-effective and stress-free way to deal with a damp patch is to tell a roofing expert about it. They will soon be able to tell you if any roofing work needs to be carried out.

Our team of expert roofers can help you get your property’s roof in great condition for 2018 – whether you need repairs, general maintenance or a roof replacement in Colliers Wood, Thames Ditton or Weybridge. Just contact us at South Thames Roofing today to find out more and to receive a free, no-obligation quotation.