For the past few weeks in Yorkshire we have been experiencing come quite interesting weather and by interesting we mean it has been raining, a lot. This extra, unexpected downfall will have placed an incredible amount of strain on your home or commercial property. Out of all the parts that make up your home, the roof will have taken the biggest beating.

Thankfully, there are a couple of things you can do to your roof to make sure that it can withstand this abuse:

1.       Clean your gutters! This is good advice for general roof maintenance, but it becomes doubly important when we are experiencing turbulent weather like we are now. The purpose of gutters is to catch and control water as soon as possible, and guide it to the rain drains under our streets. When the gutters are blocked or damaged water will simply pour out and spill where it should not. Water, when uncontrolled can be extremely damaging.

2.       Repair any small issues. Small issues, such as a loose or missing tile, may be able to withstand every day weather, but as soon as things get more extreme they quickly become a burden, and will quite easily snowball into something much more dramatic. Thankfully, as roofs are quite uniform in nature these kinds of issues are easy to spot. Simply stand across the street and look at your roof, if something is out of place then it should be quite clear.

3.       Make sure your roof is clear. Any sort of debris on your roof will inhibit its proper function. Water will not drain as fast and your roof will be under extra burden. This is even more of an issue if you have vegetation, such as moss, on your roof. In this case the roof is already under strain from the added weight of the moss, then saturate it with water and the stress will be even greater.


If you are experiencing any of the above issues and are worried your roof will not be able to withstand the coming weather then just call DPR. We have been repairing and replacing roofs in Leeds and the surrounding areas, as well as Yorkshire as whole for nearly 3 decades and can help with any of the above issues and much more. To find out how just call us on 0113 335 0043.