Despite the roof being one of the most important parts of a home, protecting our possessions and our own safety, many homeowners are not that knowledgeable about their roof. At DPR Roofing, we believe that educating our clients and customers on how to check their roof can not only help them spot potentially larger problems, hopefully saving them lots of repair money, but also help us when surveying and repairing damage too.

Below our team of Yorkshire based roofers, covering Leeds, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Barnsley and Pontefract, have listed some of best ways to help you understand your roof.

Inspect your roof when it is safe

Whilst it might be tempting to inspect your roof when you notice a problem, it is important to wait until it is safe to do so. As many leaks appear during a storm or heavy weather, the area may still be very wet and unsafe to put ladders up to see. Only when safe to do so, then (if you know how) consider checking out the problems.

No short term fixes

Try to avoid cheaper and shorter term fixes as the problem will always come back. Whilst for financial reasons you may have to choose a lower end option, if you can afford the full repair you should always do this. These are proven to last a lot longer and return your roof to a level of high quality at all times.

Use a professional

If you are totally confused about roofing and how roof damage can occur, you should not attempt to do any works yourself. Calling in on the professionals is not a sign of DIY weakness. Choosing a reputable roofer will give you a clear diagnosis, recommend the best course of action and lay out all the options and possibilities.

We hope these three points have helped you understand a bit more about roof works and your roof. If you have got roof problems caused by the local weather changes, or just require a survey on your roof after you notice unexplained roof damage, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team today.