It’s never too early to prepare for winter, especially if your roof will be subjected to harsh weather conditions. Because flat roofs are slightly pitched, they generally gather more snow and debris than a traditional roof. That is why it is important to take extra measures for your flat roof to ensure it can withstand the winter season.

Here are some tips to prepare your flat roof for the winter months.

1. Inspect your roof

Schedule a roof inspection before the colder weather arrives. Check your roof for any damage or areas of potential damage. Are there any leaks in your roof? Make sure you get the situation under control and get your roof fixed. It is important to repair any issues with your roof to prevent further problems.

2. Clean and clear

Before the winter season sets in, take time to clean your roof. Any debris on the surface of your roof such as branches, leaves and rubbish should be removed. It is essential that your gutters and downpipes are clear to prevent water from settling on your rooftop for a long period of time. Obstructed water may also freeze if the temperature drops too low. If this happens, it can damage your roof.

3. Take precautionary measures

If your roof is heavily damaged or was installed many years ago, consider having it replaced.Managing your roof can make you feel secure even if severe weather strikes. Contact a reliable roofing company immediately.

Advance Roofing are an established, professional, reliable local roofing company that serves Cambridgeshire and its surrounding areas. All our staff are fully trained and we have more than ten years of experience offering domestic and commercial customers a wide variety of roofing services. To discuss your roofing needs, call us on 01223 852517 or 07532769169.