5 Tips to Help Your Roof Through the Winter Months

1 leaky Chimney: Is your chimney leaking? Have you recently had your old fire taken out and replaced for a new gas one or have you got a chimney that’s no longer in use? If so the problem could be with your old chimney pot still in place and not in use it will be leaving a hole in the chimney flue, where before hand your fire would be constantly drying it out. The solution Install a galvanized or pot rain caps. A rain cap will keep the bulk of the water out of the flue making sure it applies with gas safety though. 2 Keep Gutters Clean One of the most common areas and causes for roof leaks are clogged gutters. Gutters that have not been cleaned can cause the water to build up during rain and over flow into the cavity or cause damp in your walls. The solution Clean and maintain your gutters. If you are unable to clean the gutter yourself , no problem RCS Roofing offer an annual gutter cleaning service so get in touch. 3 Flat Roofs re coat your flat roof with new solar paint The covering of a flat roof will spend many years exposed to ultra violet light from the sun, this can lead to damage of the roof surface causing the oils to leak out of the bitchumen felt surface and to become brittle and crac. This can significantly affect the performance and durability of the roof.   The solution Solar reflective paints can be painted on the surface of flat roofs to provide solar reflection. This helps protect...