Your roof is the most important part of your property. It protects your home or commercial building from rain, wind and whatever else the weather can throw at it. That’s why it’s so crucial to keep in a good condition.

But not everybody has the same level of expertise when it comes to roofing. Fortunately, there are a few simple tips we can provide. And with over three decades of experience working with roofs, we definitely know a thing or two about roofs.

1. Invest in your roof

The saying goes, buy cheap, buy twice. Given all the harsh conditions your roof has to deal with, that’s often the case with roofing materials. From wind and rain to snow and ice, cheaper materials can buckle under the pressure or just deteriorate over time.

The cost of replacing those materials time and again could soon exceed the price of the better materials which you’ll only need to pay for once. At the end of the day, your roof is certainly worth investing in.

2. Don’t be afraid to replace

Quick fixes are sometimes necessary for your roof. If a tile has been blown off in high winds, you might simply need it replacing. However, if these problems keep happening, it could be a sign that your roof needs replacing altogether.

Similar to the above, this is an issue of false economy. While you might think it’s cheaper to keep getting small repairs, the costs could soon stack up. You may be better off in the long run if you invest in a new roof.

3. Inspect, inspect, inspect

If there’s one thing we’ve learnt over the last 30 years, it’s that a proactive approach is always better than a reactive one. Rather than waiting for big problems like a leak or visible damage, it’s best to have your roof inspected on a regular basis.

An annual roof inspection can flag any problems, allowing you to get a quick repair that’s usually far more affordable. It will also give you peace of mind all year round, knowing that your roof is doing its job.

4. Leave it to the professionals

We can’t stress this enough. Don’t try to get on your roof and fix things yourself. While there are plenty of things you can try your hand at around the house, roofing simply isn’t one of them.

The best-case scenario is a sub-standard job that needs redoing in a matter of days or weeks. However, given the risky nature of working at height, you could easily cause damage to your roof and even put your own safety at risk.

Roofing professionals have the health and safety training and roofing expertise to fix things properly.

Get the experts on your side

Want to benefit from a wealth of roofing expertise? Get in touch with the team at DPR Roofing in Huddersfield. With over 30 years’ experience in roofing, we can assist with anything from small repairs to full replacements.

Whatever the job, we only use the best materials so you can rest assured your roof will stand the test of time. Get a no obligation quote today by calling our team on 01484 866 772.