It’s usually one of the last things we keep an eye on due to the ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mind-set, but a leaky, broken, or damaged roof can be a costly and timely expense to UK homeowners. Roofing experts, Roof Stores, have found that the British public really aren’t very pro-active when it comes down to inspecting their roofs, with over half (57.4%) admitting they’d never inspected theirs. Not only this, but around the same number said they’d never checked either their attic for leaks (56.9%) or have never cleared out their gutters (50.5%). Roof systems can deteriorate from normal wear, severe weather conditions (e.g. wind and snow loads) building movement (e.g. settlement, material contraction/expansion) and even improper design, so it’s vital that you inspect your roof regularly in order to identify any issues that have developed or may soon occur. Regular inspections of your roof will lead to early detection of problems. We advise that you perform annual formal visual roof inspections when your roof is free of snow and materials, and informal inspections after any severe weather conditions occur. If you do not conduct regular inspections on your roof, ...