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Rainfall landing on a Hertfordshire roof.

How Hertfordshire’s Weather Affects Your Roof:

UK weather patterns and harsh weather can have a significant impact on the health and longevity of your roof. Understanding these effects and taking proactive maintenance steps can save you from costly repairs and extend the life of your roof.

When looking into areas of Hertfordshire and North London, the Environment Agency confirmed that weather conditions have been worse since since September 2023. The report shows each area in Hertfordshire and North London has had more rainfall than the long term average up to May 2024.

With nine consistent months of more rainfall, the likelihood of water damage to your roof has naturally increased. 

Heavy rainfall falling onto a newly laid UK roof.
Hertfordshire weather has seen nine months of more than average rainfall, from September 2023 – May 2024 (Getty Images).

The Impact of Weather on Your Roof

1. Rain and Moisture: Hertfordshire experiences considerable rainfall, which can lead to roof leaks, rot, and mould growth if your roof isn’t properly maintained. Water can seep into small cracks and crevices, causing water ingress in your home, which will cause structural damage over time.
2. Wind: Strong winds are common, particularly during stormy seasons. These winds can lift roof shingles, loosen roof tiles, and even cause debris to damage the roof surface.
3. Snow and Ice: In winter, the accumulation of snow and ice can put additional weight and strain on your roof. Melting snow can refreeze and form ice dams, which block proper drainage and lead to roof leaks.
4. Temperature Fluctuations: The alternating freeze-thaw cycles between winter and summer months can cause roofing materials to expand and contract, leading to cracks and other forms of damage.

Learn more about the top ten reasons why your roof leaks during heavy rain.

Harsh UK weather damaging the roof of a residential UK home (Bilanol).

Tips for Roof Maintenance

• Regular Inspections: Schedule regular roof inspections, especially after severe weather events. Look for signs of damage such as missing shingles, cracked tiles, and roof leaks.

• Clean Gutters: Gutter cleaning will free from debris to ensure proper water drainage. Blocked gutters can lead to water pooling on your roof.

• Trim Overhanging Branches: Overhanging branches can scrape and damage your roof, especially during high winds. Keep trees trimmed to minimise this risk.

• Address Small Issues Promptly: Don’t ignore minor issues like small leaks or a few missing shingles. These can quickly escalate into major problems if left unattended.

• Professional Maintenance: Hiring a professional roofing service ensures thorough and expert care. Roofing companies will have significant experience in roof replacement, roof installations, roof repairs and more. Attempting to do it yourself and getting it wrong could cost you far more in the long run.

Professional roofer carefully analysing the quality of his work on this recent roof installation (Erin D, Pexels).

Supreme Roofing Services

Supreme Roofing Services are a professional roofing company, operating specialist roofing maintenance and roof repairs in Hertfordshire and North London. We have carried out various roofing projects in St Albans, Watford, Harrow, Hemel Hempstead and more. We provide tailored solutions to protect your home against the UK weather challenges.

By understanding how the weather affects your roof and following these maintenance tips, you can protect your home and avoid costly repairs. For expert assistance, consider reaching out to Supreme Roofing Services for comprehensive and reliable roofing care.

Supreme Roofing Services operating in Hertfordshire and North London. Here is a before and after on a recent client project.

Supreme Roofing Services Reviews

Supreme Roofing Services have decades of combined experience amongst our skilled team of roofing professionals. Our friendly team have carried out various roofing projects, from identifying potential damage that saves our clients thousands of pounds, to supporting clients with extensive damage to their roof space.

Here are just a handful of Supreme Roofing Services Five Star Google Reviews

E Treadwell, Hertfordshire: I recently had my roof replaced by the team at Supreme Roofing Services, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. From the consultation through to the completion of the project, their team was professional, efficient, and courteous. It was not long after the consultation I received a detailed quote in which I couldn’t bargain with – not only this but the price remained the same throughout the job. My new roof looks fantastic and therefore I highly recommend Supreme Roofing Services to anyone in need of roofing services. Thank you for a job well done.

S Mohammed, Hertfordshire: I recently had my roof replaced by Supreme Roofing Service and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The quality of their work was exceptional, and they completed the project on time. The team was highly professional and provided excellent customer service throughout the process. Their expertise and knowledge were evident, and the pricing was competitive. They left my property clean and tidy, and I highly recommend for any roofing needs. Thank you for a job well done!

N Dnommah, Hertfordshire: I can’t recommend these guys highly enough, professionalism and customer care of the highest standard, really went above and beyond for us and the quality of work is outstanding. Look No further. Thanks again guys.

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