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May 16

The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Roof Maintenance

It’s easy to get complacent about home maintenance when winter arrives. After all, no one likes to get caught out in the cold and rain. However, being diligent about your roof maintenance both before and during winter is crucial to keeping your home in tip-top shape.

That means clearly away debris, checking for leaks and just generally having an informed view of your roof’s condition. But remember, wet and wild weather means you must take great care. Here, we explore the do’s and don’ts of caring for the roof over your head as winter approaches.

The Do’s of Winter Roof Maintenance

Do conduct an inspection: Carrying out a thorough inspection of your roof before the worst weather arrives is critical to dealing with issues before they get out of hand. That means you must look for broken roof tiles, cracked flashing, loose skylights and more.

Do clear gutters and downpipes: When the rain starts pouring down, major blockages can redirect water into unwanted spaces like your roof cavity. Making sure you clear each and every gutter and downpipe ensures you worry less about heavy rain causing costly damage.

Do hire a professional team: If you’re unsure about getting up and down from your roof, it’s best to work with an expert team who handles repairs and maintenance. Plus, you’ll know any issues have been fully taken care of.

The Don’ts of Winter Roof Maintenance

Don’t attempt major repairs: Everyone likes to think of themselves as talented on the tools, but many repair jobs involving your roof require an expert touch. If you’ve discovered a big problem, it’s best to invest in getting the issue resolved by a highly experienced team.

Don’t delay repairs: It’s easy to think a minor concern won’t turn into a much bigger issue. But if you lack the experience to make that judgement, holding back from getting necessary repairs might give you a huge headache later. You can’t predict the weather, so it’s best not to delay repairs.

Don’t forget to check your home after a storm: If a massive storm rolls through, it’s important to conduct an inspection afterwards to ensure no damage has occurred. While they might not become obvious immediately, unknown cracks and leaks can soon become a big drama.

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The specialists at Hooky’s Roofing can help you choose the perfect product for your home. Contact the friendly team at Hookys Roofing today on 0408 026 601 or fill out our online enquiry form to learn more.



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