How to Keep Your Roof Looking Great in SummerSummer is officially here. Now that we’re all making the most of the good weather and long summer days, it’s time to start preparing your home for the warm months. You’ve probably got your spring clean out of the way and started sprucing up the garden. But what about the umbrella of your home? Have you considered your roof?

The dry heat of summer paired with frequent British showers, can wreak havoc on your roof. When you’re inviting family and friends around for a barbecue in the sunshine, you want your home to look its best. With our handy guide to keeping your roof looking great in the summer, you don’t need to worry about your home looking worn and tired…

Inspect your roof

The summer is the perfect time to have your roof inspected. A professional roofer will inspect your tiles, fascias and flashing among other areas, looking for any potential issues and making sure everything is in proper working order.

If you can arrange a roof inspection early into the summer months, you’ll be able to tackle any problems as soon as possible. That means complete peace of mind for the rest of the summer. Even better? A summer inspection and repairs will leave your roof protected for the rest of the year, through the tough winter months.

Clean your gutters

Clogged gutters can cause a number of problems for your roof and the rest of your home. If the excess water can’t get through your pipes and into the drains, you may suffer with leaks and a build up of mould and mildew. Both of which can leave your home looking and feeling its worst.

With the beautiful flowers and leaves in full bloom, your gutters can quickly become overrun with loose debris from nearby trees. Arrange a professional gutter clean at the start of the summer so those typical English showers won’t do too much damage to your home.

In the summer, moss can also become a problem for both the appearance and health of your roof and gutters. The flowerless shrub tends to grow in damp, shady locations, making your gutters the ideal spot to set up camp. Moss can quickly grow into a large mass, blocking water from making its way down your drains. So, it’s important to check your gutters and roof for moss and clear all blockages before the summer gets underway.

Keep your roof in tip-top condition

At DPR Roofing in Pontefract, our team specialises in preserving and protecting the homes in our local area. From complete roof inspections to gutter clearances, we can take care of everything, leaving your home looking and feeling as good as new this summer.