While many of you may have your fingers crossed for a long hot summer so you can enjoy picnics in the park, BBQs in the garden and days at the beach, the team here at Alpha Roofing we are crossing our fingers for a different reason. We want a long hot summer like you do. However, we want the warm and dry conditions so we have the perfect weather for repairing roofs in Cambridge.
As with most things in the ‘home maintenance’ area – prevention is better than cure. It is much more cost-effective to repair something, like a roof, then ignore the damage and wait until the roof falls through, which will be far more costly to repair.
You may have seen a tile come off your roof in the colder weather? This is a really easy roof repair in Cambridge for us. It can be fixed quite quickly and affordably too. We can also check that the tiles around it are secure and complete any more repairs while we are there.
However, if you leave the missing tile and just forget about it, then a few more come off over the next few months it can become a very big and a very expensive problem.
Many people think that the winter months are the time of the year when their roof takes the most punishment from the elements, it is not entirely true. Did you know that there are 4 times as many thunderstorms in the summer as there are in the winter?
While the total amount of rain that falls in the summer months is less than the winter months, it is the torrential downpours that can be the problem in the summer. You need to ensure that your roof and guttering and in the best condition to prevent a build-up of rainwater, which can result in damage to your roof.
When you have your roof repaired in the winter you will often notice the affect that the wind and rain can have on the temperature inside your home. However when you have roof repairs in Cambridge during the summer months this is much less of a problem, or no problem at all for many of our customers.
We can also complete roof repairs in Cambridge much quicker in the summer months because the warmer weather means the adhesives dry quicker. The reduced moisture in the air also means that watertight seal is easier to achieve.
If you have concerns about the state of your roof then why not give us a call? We would be happy to pop round and see what we can do for you.
Remember: Prevention is better than cure! Don’t ignore roofing problems as they could lead to much more serious issues.