The long term value of regular preventative maintenance on your home or other property cannot be over-emphasised. This contrasts with the cost of corrective maintenance where elements of the fabric of a structure have decayed to such a point where renewal or major repairs become the only option.
If preventative maintenance is carried out properly, it will reduce the probability of decay or damage arising from neglect and these associated costs. It is likely that a regular maintenance clause is contained within your building insurance policy, so that it becomes your responsibility to ensure that your property is maintained in a ‘good condition’.
There are several elements to preventative maintenance that you need to consider on a regular basis, and at Erwood & Morris Ltd we can help you with most of these: –
You should regularly visually inspect the roof and its abutments such as the flashings and especially after storms or high winds. If you cannot see all areas of the roof or have a damp patch showing that you think might be linked to a problem with the roof, then we can inspect it for you at regular intervals for your peace of mind.
If you see a missing, broken or slipped slate or tile, or flashing that needs to be refixed we can come and do this for you.
If your roof is badly affected by moss growth, it may be worth considering having it treated with a herbicide and the moss removed to reduce problems with blocked gutters.