Why Proactive Roofing is the Best New Year’s Resolution

What’s your New Year’s resolution for 2023? For most people, it’s one of the usual candidates – save more money, lose a bit of weight, or finally get around to some much-needed home improvements.

The problem is that we rarely say how we’re going to do those things. With a whole year to get them done, there are over 50 Mondays we can push it back to. And the end result? Nothing gets done, so the same resolution gets echoed the following year and the one after that.

At DPR Roofing, we have a better idea – a resolution you can stick to. Read on as we explain why proactive roofing is a great New Year’s resolution, and how it can make a difference to your life in 2023 and beyond…

What is proactive roofing?

Proactive roofing refers to the way you approach roof maintenance and repairs. In short, you can be proactive or reactive. The latter means reacting to problems with your roof, such as leaks or missing tiles, getting them repaired as and when they crop up.

In contrast, proactive roofing means staying in control of your roof with the following cornerstones:

  • Regular inspections – roofs should be inspected at least once a year, but ideally every six months. This allows roofers to identify any changes to your roof and put them right before they develop into a serious problem.
  • Prompt repairs – why put off important repairs? Once water and wind penetrate your roof, it’s a matter of time before problems worsen. Getting repairs done as soon as possible allows you to nip issues in the bud.
  • Routine maintenance – small, simple jobs like gutter clearance and moss removal can keep your roof functioning properly and prevent problems developing. They can be completed quickly and easily during your regular inspections for complete convenience.
  • Replacement in good time – professional roofers can tell when a roof is coming to the end of its lifespan. Rather than getting into a cycle of recurring problems and repairs, a proactive choice is to replace your roof in good time and sidestep these issues entirely.

Why make it your New Year’s resolution?

While it might not make the list of popular resolutions, there are several reasons why proactive roofing should be your major change in 2023…

It could save you money

Saving money is one of the most popular resolutions year upon year, beaten only by more exercise, losing weight and eating healthier. While it can’t help you shed the pounds on the scales, proactive roofing can indeed save you a few pounds financially in the long run.

By continually having your roof inspected and protected by professional roofers, you’ll typically pay for small repairs before any major damage is done. That could be a couple of tiles that need replacing or a quick fix to your flashing.

Now let’s tot up the alternative. You don’t notice a problem on your roof, allowing water in, which causes more materials to come loose. Eventually, you have to pay a premium for an emergency roofer at short notice, fork out for large repairs to a bigger section of your roof, and repair the damage inside your home, such as the loft, walls or ceiling.

In 2023, the cost-of-living crisis is expected to leave the average household 3 percent worse off. That’s a drop of over £2,000 over the two years, which the crisis is expected to last. Now more than ever, households need to make changes to save money – and believe it or not, proactive roofing is one of those changes.

Roofing is the ultimate home improvement

Home improvement is another phrase that’s bandied about at the turn of the year, with people looking to extend, remodel or just redecorate in line with the latest trends.

But you shouldn’t run before you can walk. Before focussing on the inside of your property, it’s important to make sure the outside is in good nick – most specifically, the roof that stops the outside coming in!

Roofing is the ultimate home improvement because it protects everything else you do to your home. Without a good roof, those new carpets or freshly plastered walls could be ruined by rainwater getting in.

That would mean even higher costs overall, as you’d need to go back and undo the damage – as well as pay for roof repairs, which could be more expensive with a reactive approach.

Put simply, proactive roofing means you can improve your home as you see fit, with the assurance that your roof will provide a waterproof umbrella for complete protection. A good roof will also protect the value of your home, which is the end goal of many home improvements.

Get total peace of mind

We’ve conceded that proactive roofing can’t help with physical health goals. But it might be able to improve your mental wellbeing.

Anyone that’s lived with an old, dilapidated roof will know the stress it causes almost every day. The minute the heavens open, you’re worrying about whether water is getting in. And when high winds hit, you’ll find yourself wondering whether your roof will make it through.

That’s no way to live, especially in a country where it rains or snows on 159 days a year – over 43% of the days in a year.

Thankfully, it’s avoidable with a proactive approach to roofing. If a trusted roofer inspects your roof and gives it the go-ahead, you can rest easy through the worst of the British weather. Wave goodbye to unexpected leaks and disruption to your day-to-day life – and say hello to total peace of mind.

Take a proactive approach to your roof

If you want to take a proactive approach to roofing in 2023, DPR Roofing can make it happen with professional roofing services tailored to your requirements. With over 30 years’ experience on domestic and commercial roofs, you can count on us to keep your Huddersfield property protected all year round.

Sound good? Give us a call on 01484 866 772 or email [email protected].