With a barrage of wet spells forecast by the Met Office, for the end of March and into April, caused by large areas of low pressure building up over Eastern Europe, homeowners are being urged to make the most of the predicted warm, dry weather in the coming weeks to ensure their homes are ready for the wet weather.
Having recently suffered heavy snowfall and a winter of windy conditions, homes are more vulnerable than ever at this time of year says Paul Dack from Less2Build, who is used to the havoc winter weather can wreak on the family home. Paul has set up a dedicated forum to help people ensure their homes have recovered from a cold, wet and icy winter.
“Snow and ice build ups can weaken roof structures, through their sheer weight and the constant freezing, melting and re-freezing of water, caused by the home’s central heating working overtime to combat the frigid outside temperature, can result in potentially serious damage. With any water damage, prevention is greatly preferable to cure, with the costs of repair often running into the thousands. That is why we are urging people to use this dry spell to check their roofs for any sign of damage and make the necessary repairs while the weather is cooperating.”
Paul is also setting up a dedicated online blog where people can get advice on the telltale signs of damage and also ask for expert advice on what they can do to repair their property, without having to call out expensive engineers.
“In many cases, people are able to make the repairs they need easily and without breaking the bank and we are only too happy to help people who may not be able to afford the expense of an outside contractor. That said, we obviously advise people not to undertake any structural work on their homes without expert assistance. Safety must always be the paramount concern where roofs are concerned. If in doubt, always call in an expert.” Paul says.
For more information on how Less2Build can assist you with minor repairs to your home after winter, or to ask their resident experts your building questions, visit www.less2build.com