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Is it Time to Fix Your Roof While the Sun is Shining?

Spring is in the air and thoughts are turning to rejuvenation, romance and… fitting a new roof.

You’ve probably heard the saying that you should fix the roof while the sun is shining. Former US President John F. Kennedy famously used the phrase to make a political point in his State of the Union Address but you can also apply it quite literally. It really is better to make roof repairs and replacements when the weather is fine as this can help minimise the risk of water getting into the property during the job. Other weather conditions such as strong winds and snow can also hamper roofers as they go about their jobs.

Raining on the roof

Deal with Problems Before They Arise

Living in the UK, there is, of course, no guarantee that any period is going to be completely rain-free. The spring and summer months give you a better chance of fine weather though, which in turn means a better chance of a smooth and trouble-free repair or installation.

It’s also far better to attend to your roof before any problems arise, which is where the metaphorical part of the saying comes in. A lot of damage can be caused by a faulty or damaged roof and this damage can often build up before you’re even aware there’s a problem.

When it comes to repairing or replacing the roof, a lot of homeowners in particular overlook the benefits of metal roof sheets. Metal roofing is not just warehouses and commercial properties, however. Galvanised tile effect roofing sheets can look great on any home and bring all the benefits of metal roofing.

The Benefits of Metal Roofing

Compared to traditional tiling solutions, metal roofing is lightweight, durable and highly resistant to water, wind and hail damage. The reflectivity of the material means it absorbs less heat from the sun, helping keep your home cool in the summer. Perhaps most importantly, it requires virtually no maintenance once installed and can stand the test of time. Metal roofs can last for decades, which means that if you fix your roof while the sun shines now, you won’t have to do so again for a very long time.

Contact us to discuss the metal roofing options available.