The United Kingdom gets its fair share of storms throughout the year and once the wind has died down, there is a lot of clearing up to do. There are branches and eaves everywhere and corrugated sheets of metal that have been ripped from buildings are not uncommon. All of this stuff is flying around in the wind and if you are unlucky, some of it will have hit your property. The roof is particularly vulnerable to hits from debris and this causes things to come loose and even disappear.
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- Roof tiles and slates typically come loose in high winds and these need to be put back into place or replaced if they are broken. Your roofer will do this.
- Guttering, fascia and soffits take a battering as well and frequently come away from the building due to loose screws and brackets. Your roofer will tighten and replace if necessary.
- Guttering also gets clogged up with leaves and other small debris and this needs to be cleared so rain water can escape from the roof and not cause flooding.
Always remember, that your roof will get hit regularly by items in a storm and it needs to be checked at least once a year at the bare minimum.