After the heavy rains recently I have had a number of calls in my local areas of Wantage, Abingdon and Didcot regarding blocked gutters and leaking roof valleys. With the sudden heavy influx of rain, gutters and valleys that are blocked up with moss and debris cannot get the water away quick enough and can build up and overflow into the roof space.
Just cleared a roof valley this morning with that problem as the heavy rain was seeping into the property. With more rain forecast and a very unsettled month of May it’s always good to get gutters and roof area checked over once in a while before it becomes a problem internally.
Lot of ridge tiles loose and dislodged tiles and slates. It’s not just the wind but the lack of cement in the sand too! its common place around here, Grove especially. They might look ok but when up there you’d be surprised how easily the ridges lift off with your finger. If people could see the actual damage that is going on the roof would be like your car in need of servicing every so often, out of sight out of mind at times.
Also looking at lots of flat roofs, with more rain coming and possibly cold weather people should really have theirs looked at and we have some great alternatives to felt with long life expectancy. Lots of gutters still blocked and causing problems with moss and lichen being blown or washed off the roof the deluge soon causes gutter problems..
First off a very happy and prosperous new year to all my clients. The year has started off very busy for me with the weather we are having and the high winds are keeping me very active replacing tiles and slates that have been damaged or misplaced.
High winds can move tiles or slates on your roof and you may not even notice there could be a problem until you see the water getting in from the rainfall that is going with this bad weather. Have your roof checked as soon as possible and your gutters cleaned from all the debris, leaves and roof moss that may block them. I offer a full service so give me a call and I will fit you in as soon as possible.