Autumn Checklist For Your Roof

In the summer, it’s easy to forget about your roof with warm sunny days we forget about potential damage to our home such as leaks, overflowing gutters, and lost shingles.

As autumn arrives it’s a good idea to finish all of the outside jobs before the cold weather sets in. Our autumn Checklist helps to ensure that you carry out all those end-of-the-year jobs that will help to protect your roof as we enter the colder seasons.

Foliage in your gutters

As the autumn leaves begin to fall windy weather can cause foliage to land on your roof and gutters. Foliage can cause a risk of a blockage in your gutters that could eventually cause an overflow and leak into your roof. Acting now and clearing out your gutters guarantees that your gutters are clean and blockage free.

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Chimney Flashing

Chimneys are a common source of leaks it’s important to check the flashing and make sure that it isn’t damaged. Vents should be investigated to make sure that the sealant isn’t cracking or peeling away. Any structure that penetrates through the roof and requires sealing to ensure that your roof doesn’t leak should be looked at it.

Broken Roof Tiles

The main issue with cracked roof tiles is the gap that is created allowing water to enter your roof. This can cause all types of damage, such as mold and mildew resulting in health hazards, damaged walls and ceilings, and damage to belongings.


Make sure your roof is free of moss. Not only does moss look bad but left on your roof it might damage your roof. Moss roots can actually lift shingles and moss tends to trap moisture, eventually rotting wood.

Roof Inspection

It’s always a good idea to have your roof inspected at least once a year. The cost of an annual inspection and preventative maintenance can save you thousands when compared to the costs of emergency repair and personal injury costs.

To learn more about all the services we offer at Low Cost Roofing, you can contact us via our simple inquiry form or call us on 01782 851 395 and 07581 388 962.

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