Posted on 21 November 2023

If you’re wondering how to protect your roof right now, you’re not alone. Many people ask this question once the bad weather arrives. Large downpours and challenging winds can leave roofs in much worse condition at the end of the winter than they were earlier in the year. Thankfully, there are several steps you can take to give your roof the protection it needs and extend its lifespan. Read on to find out more. 

Carry out regular inspections

Get into the habit of having your roof checked over annually. During these inspections, checks should be made for signs of damage like missing or cracked tiles. You also need to see if there are any areas where the roof may be sagging. By addressing these issues early on, you can avoid having to make costly repairs further down the line.

Clean your guttersRoof Repairs in Grimsby

When gutters are clogged, this can cause water overflow. This can cause a great deal of damage to your roof. Clean your gutters out regularly or enlist a professional to do it for you. Some people install gutter guards to prevent the build-up of debris. Leaves tend to accumulate quickly during the autumn months.

Trim any overhanging branches

Overhanging branches can pose a risk during storms and rub against your roof, causing abrasion and damage over time. Trim any branches which are close to or touching your roof, especially those which look like they could potentially break and fall during heavy winds or a storm.

Check for leaks

Remaining vigilant for leaks can help you catch them early. Inspect your attic for any signs of water stains, mould growth or any musty smells. These could be symptoms of a leak. By addressing a leak early, you can prevent more extensive water damage and issues with mould.

Invest in weatherproofing

Think about applying a weatherproofing sealant or coating to your roof. This will give your roof an extra layer of protection against rain, wind and UV rays. Various kinds of coatings are available. Look for one which is the best match for your roof material and climate.

Make sure your attic has sufficient ventilation

Quality attic ventilation is essential for ensuring the longevity of your roof. Ventilation helps you to regulate temperature and moisture levels, preventing the buildup of heat and humidity which can cause your roofing materials to age prematurely.

Use quality insulation

Adequate insulation can make your home more energy efficient and can also stop ice dams from forming. In colder environments, badly insulated roofs can cause ice dams. These can lead to water seeping into your home.

Get a professional to help

Although it can be tempting to carry out some of these roofing tasks yourself, it can be much safer to get an experienced professional to help with them. A professional roofing contractor can carry out a thorough inspection of your roof as well as any repairs that might need to be made. They also have the expertise to identify potential issues which you may not notice when carrying out a routine inspection.

Prepare for storms

Keep a close eye on weather forecasts during the colder months of the year. Secure any loose items in your garden to prevent them from blowing away during high winds. It’s also wise to inspect your roof after a storm to see if it has been damaged in any way.

A well-maintained roof protects your home and adds to its value. This means you can expect to charge more if you ever decide to sell the property. You can save a great deal of money in the long run by carrying out small repairs before they develop into much bigger problems. If problems are allowed to worsen, they could threaten the structural integrity of your home.

How do I know if I need a new roofHow to choose the right roof repair service

Now you know how to protect your roof, you may be wondering how to find the right roof repair company for your needs. Make sure that the company you use has a good track record and positive reviews. The company should communicate with you clearly and respond to your inquiries quickly. Make sure all aspects of the job are included in a written contract before the work goes ahead. By following these steps, you can choose a roof repair company that’s reputable, reliable and efficient.

Roofing services in Grimsby

At Raven Roofing and Repairs, we can come to your assistance whenever you need roofing services in Grimsby. We have many years of experience to draw upon and are proud to be one of the most trusted roofing contractors in the area. If you are interested in using our services, simply get in touch so we can chat with you about your requirements. We can then come to visit your home or business premises and carry out a free survey to establish exactly what needs to be done. We will give you in-depth advice on the best course of action for repairing or replacing your roof. Once you are happy with the quote, we will book a date to start the work that’s convenient for you.

When the work has come to an end, we will complete our checks to ensure you’re completely satisfied. We will also provide you with a full guarantee. We are a family-run company and are also able to carry out insurance work. A great deal of our work is the result of recommendations and referrals from our clients’ friends and family members.

Contact us

Get in touch if you’re still wondering how to protect your roof or if you need to find roofing services in Grimsby. You can reach us today by giving us a call on 01472 565 084 or by completing the form on our site. We will get back to you as quickly as we possibly can.

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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.