How to prevent storm damage to your roof.

Posted on 19 December 2022

As the harsh winter weather sets in, you may be concerned about its impact on your roof. Snow, hail, and high winds can cause significant damage, potentially leading to water entering your home. Damage to your roofing system can be expensive to fix. So, it’s best to do all you can to stop it from occurring. Here’s how to prevent storm damage to your roof.

Prevent storm damage to your roof 

So what can you do to prevent storm damage to your roof? Follow the advice below to assist in protecting your roof.

Storm Damage to Roof in Grimsby

Inspect your roof regularly

Inspecting your roof might not seem like a very exciting task, but it’s important for preventing serious damage. Hire the services of experienced roofers in Grimsby or Louth who will be able to assess the condition and identify problems such as damaged or loose shingles which could let water seep into the property. You should also pay attention to dark patches or lines, as they can indicate damage has occurred. Also, look out for curling or cupping, as well as large numbers of chipped and buckled shingles. 

If your roof appears uneven or spotty, that’s a good sign that it’s quite old and may need replacing. We don’t recommend inspecting your roof yourself due to safety concerns, especially during wet weather. At Raven Roofing and Repairs, we can carry out regular inspections of your roof, helping to reduce the cost of repairs due to storm damage during the winter months. 

Keep an eye on your trees

If you have any trees, hedges, and bushes, make sure you keep an eye on them. In a volatile storm, branches can snap off and fall on your roof, causing damage or clogging up your gutters. Trim overhanging branches often to minimise the chances of them damaging your roof. Since gutters allow the water on your roof to travel to the ground below, if they’re clogged up, puddling and leaks can easily occur. Clean your gutters regularly to prevent them from becoming blocked. 

Look out for ice dams 

Winter storms can bring with them freezing temperatures, and this can lead to the formation of ice dams. Ice dams form when snow melts, runs down the roof and then refreezes near to the edge. This happens when a part of the roof warms up to above 32 degrees F. This temperature is warm enough to melt snow, but the roof edge remains freezing. An unevenly heated roof is usually the cause, but you can help to prevent them from occurring by making sure your attic is properly insulated. This means that the roof will be heated evenly, stopping water from freezing once it reaches a certain part of the roof

Catch moss early 

How to prevent storm damage to your roof

Many people think that moss is harmless, however, that’s just not the case when it comes to your roofing system. Whilst black algae only affects aesthetics and doesn’t cause serious harm to your roof, moss can be a big problem since it holds water and is likely to cause problems if a storm hits. So, if you notice moss on your roof, it’s important to remove it before the harsh weather sets in. If you catch it early, you might be able to sweep it away. However, if it’s well established, it needs to be killed. Contact experienced roofers in Louth or Grimsby to do this task for you.  

Invest in waterproofing

Whatever the type, age, or condition of your roof, additional waterproofing applications can be used to make sure it’s prepared for the winter weather. Plunging temperatures can lead to cracking occurring in asphalt-based roofs. However, there are many waterproofing paints and sealants available to give them extra protection during the winter months. At Raven Roofing and Repairs, we can provide waterproofing solutions for all types of roofs on domestic and commercial properties. Whether you want to seal a small leak or repair and waterproof a full flat roof, we can assist. Regular waterproofing can keep the effects of moisture at bay, extending the lifespan of your roof. 

Check the condition of your gutters 

We’ve already touched on the importance of keeping your gutters clear during the winter months, as this allows water to drain away from your roof and to the ground. However, it’s also important to assess their condition. Cracked or otherwise defective gutters can spell disaster during a storm. Heavy rains can wreak havoc on your home, and without fully-functioning gutters, you could wind up with a long list of serious and expensive damages. If you suspect your gutters aren’t in great shape, it’s best to enlist professional gutter installation or gutter replacement services. Most companies offering roofing in Grimsby or Louth will be able to assist you with this.  

Why choose Raven Roofing and Repairs 

Storm damage can cause serious damage to your home’s roof, so it’s important to take steps to prevent this from happening. At Raven Roofing and Repairs, we can assess your roof to ensure it’s prepared for all that winter has to throw at it. We can carry out repairs to your roof, including leaks and missing tiles, and we can repair and replace guttering too. No job is too big or small for us to handle. Our team of roofers in Grimsby have been providing professional roofing services to our customers in the area for over 20 years and we’ve built up a great reputation. As a family run local company, you can rely on us to provide a service that’s second to none.

Contact us 

If you require expert roofing services in Grimsby, Louth, or elsewhere across the region, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Raven Roofing. Call us on 01472 565 084 or 01507 640 072 to discuss your requirements with one of our team. You can also send us a message via the website if you prefer. We provide a free, no-obligation quotation and home visit at a time that’s convenient for you. 

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Shawn Bosworth
Chris and his apprentice were brilliant! Came out in the miserable rain and made my roof water tight again. I had several quotes from other roofers, cowboys trying to milk my desperation for silly money. Chris was honest, fair and reasonably priced. Highly recommended, thanks!
mark appleby
Extremely Happy with Job!Chris, Quickly assessed the roof and gave options on what could be done.Once Date Agreed, delivered on time with a very professional looking job. Job was in Feb and Chris and Team went out of their way to get the job done even though weather was bad at end of week. They left Work area very clean. Highly reccomend them!
Bev Barley
Thanks for doing a first class job would highly recommend Chris for a job well done
Robert Meadows
Mike Downs
Fantastic, would recommend to anyone who needs roof work. Polite, helpful and super fast. Thanks so much.
Lisa McMahon
Had a leak from my roof. Chris came out the same day althoughthe weather wasn't good. He surveyed the roof and found the problem immediately (a tile had slipped), took photo's before and after replacing the slipped tile. I asked how much I owed him - he said there was NO charge as it was a quick repair. What a lovely, kind, genuine guy! Would highly recommended him and his company.
Roland Packer
We recently had the roof on our extension replaced by raven roofing. Chris and his young helper couldn't have been more helpful. Work done to a very high standard. Quote honoured to the penny. Genuinely nice people and a real pleasure to do business with. Will definitely call them for the services they offer, when needed.
Michelle Packer
Can’t recommend this company enough. Did a great job on our roof , very friendly team , punctual, good quality work and good value for money . Many thanks
Carol Howden
Very friendly team and carried out a great job. Arrived and just got on with the job. Looks great
andrew engeham
Competitive price and excellent workmanship.Highly recommended.
Keith Brown
Great company great service
John Hornsby
Came on time very Satisfied with wat was done. Will be using them again if needed
Omer Khalifa
renegade jokerrr
Fantastic service! Nice and friendly guys! Very quick work! Great customer service! If I need any repairs in the future i will use Raven again.
Margaret Dabb
After being let down by another firm i rang Chris in desperation. Within an hour he arrived, looked at work, discussed, priced and booked a date. Arrived on time, everything ran like clockwork even in the awful heat they had to work through. Very well organised, very tidy, would have no hesitation in recommending his work. Many thanks
Zoe Gibbons
Can’t recommend Chris and his team more, they were all friendly, polite and efficient and left my patio tidier than it was before! Nothing was too much trouble and good quality work and price. I’d definitely recommend Raven Roofing to all my friends and family.
Alan Grosschmidt
Would Recommend Raven Roofing.We had new gutters and facias fitted all round the house.We were really pleased with the completed job.I did point out a minor oversight, which Chris promptly dealt with.The quote for the job was very competitive and I doubt you could get it done cheaper.So deserves 5 Stars.
Andrea Goforth
Was very happy with the prompt, professional, and friendly service provided by this company . They were so quick to help me out and repair a badly storm damaged roof. It is such a joy to have a service provider come when they say they will! Reasonable price and good quality workmanship too . Thank you, Raven Roofing .
We had the tiles down the gulley re-bedded.Very professional and cleaned up afterwards. Really friendly and very kind guy and we will definitely be using Raven Roofing again in the new year to do our guttering! Thanks Chris 👍🏻
Mike Prior
they repaired a dislodged tile free of charge. Just asked To be remembered for other works and telling my friends
Sally Melton
Had a skylight fitted. Excellent service, fitted my job in even though extremely busy. Was absolutely delighted the attention to detail was perfect. Made sure everything was tidied up and taken away. Thank you again. Would highly recommend.
Ali Wickham
Peter Hogarth
These guys did a great job repointing my roof gulleys
Pamela Blow
Samantha Blow
Excellent service, I would highly recommend :)
Derek Coates
Chris promptly repaired the front guttering which is now ok.
Lee Popham
Rang raven to come and fix my roof after last months storm, came next day and repaired, very happy with service and price, will definitely use again.
Mark Barnard
Very good reliable service all work guaranteed
kevin langley
When we needed urgent roof repairs, Raven Roofing & Repairs came to the rescue. Great quality work undertaken by true professionals.
Steve Nowell
I recently had repairs done to my roof. The response and service were excellent, nothing was too much trouble and the work carried out effectively and efficiently
Kelly Brewer
Excellent service, recently had repairs carried out on my house roof, Chris was really friendly, work carried out to a great standard at a great price 🙂
We have used Raven Roofing several times for small repairs as we didn't want to go to the expense of a new roof, but recent torrential rain forced us to accept we needed a new roof. We were dreading the bill but Raven Roofing were very reasonable (not sure if I'm allowed to say how much).The scaffolding arrived and was put up promptly, Raven Roofing arriving a couple of days later to start work, the only delays were due to bad weather and Raven Roofing contacted us to let us know about any delays which we really liked, usually builders don't bother. Raven roofing were polite, friendly and courteous at all times.Out roof was completely stripped and replaced in a week, all rubbish was removed and the gardens left looking tidy.The roof itself looks fantastic...we are very very pleased and highly recommend Raven Roofing.