When it comes to residential and commercial roofing, good maintenance is everything.

The overall condition of the property, the health and wellbeing of those inside and the risk of expensive repair costs can all be addressed simply by regular seasonal inspections and a policy of fixing issues sooner rather than later.

Some roofing issues of course are inevitable, because roofs of every kind have a finite life span and naturally degrade over time. However, even the smallest signs of water ingress, if left unchecked can cause serious damage.

At GB Electrical & Building Services Ltd, our specialist roofing team is entering its busiest time of the year as people and businesses across Herefordshire and beyond start to prepare their properties for the colder, windier and wetter months to come…


A watertight winter

A leaking roof is one of the most common issues property owners can come across when checking their roofs. Roofs face constant battering from the elements, so even small signs of leaking can cause much more complex issues over time if neglected.

It’s common for such issues to be found around chimneys, gutters, in the valleys of a roof and close to vents etc.

The cause may be broken shingles, cracked flashing or something elsewhere such as a missing slate. This makes it important to consult an experienced, reputable professional who will be able to diagnose the issue and work at height safely to fix it.


Avoid heat loss during autumn & winter

The amount of heat lost through the roof of a property or business will depend on the age and condition of the roof itself. Factors such as uninsulated or poorly insulated roofs and unaddressed maintenance issues, can account for as much as 20% heat loss in the home or business.

At a time when energy prices have never been higher, it makes sound financial sense to identify and fix any problems sooner rather than later.

From complete roof renewals, to solving issues such as damaged shingles, flashing and rotten fascia boards or soffits, it is clear that issues like these go beyond the scope of simple DIY roof repair for many. Doing it yourself might seem easy; however it might be potentially dangerous and can even do more harm than good.

This makes it important to hire a certified roofing specialist, to fully understand, diagnose and rectify any roofing issues you might have.

Our GB roofing team has an excellent local reputation in Herefordshire, with experience in more complex projects such as roof conservation and full replacements roofs, right down to the everyday issues we all come across from time to time, such as wind damage, replacement fascias and lead work.

If you are looking for trusted local roof repairs in Herefordshire and the surrounding counties, GB Electrical & Building services Ltd can inspect, repair and install this autumn. Get in touch for more information, free quotes and consultation.