A Yorkshire roofing specialist is reporting a six-fold increase in enquiries after a night of gale force winds.
Following yesterday’s Met Office warning for gales throughout the Yorkshire region when inland gusts of 40 to 50mph are widely expected, Brighouse-based Ploughcroft Roofing and Repairs is calling for homeowners to regularly maintain their roofs.
Chris Hopkins, managing director of Ploughcroft, said:
Our phones have been ringing off the hook this morning following the high winds overnight. We are seeing high numbers of fascia boards and ridge tiles becoming loose.
Unfortunately with winds over 28mhp it’s just not safe to go up on roofs but we’re hoping to make a start on repairs as soon as possible.
If anything, this proves the importance of regular maintenance of roofs. It’s been a long hard winter and roofs have taken the brunt of the weather.
Homeowners should get their roofs checked and repaired now – leaving it until this winter may mean jobs take longer and cost more money.
Ploughcroft is a leading Yorkshire roofing, home improvement and energy efficiency company.