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The function of a Roof

A roof is part of a building envelope, both the covering on the uppermost part of a building or shelter which provides protection from nature and weather, notably rain, but also heat, wind and sunlight; and the framing or structure which supports the covering.

The characteristics of a roof are dependent upon the purpose of the building that it covers, the available roofing materials and the local traditions of construction and wider concepts of architectural design and practice and may also be governed by local or national legislation. A verandah may be roofed with material that protects against sunlight but admits the other elements. The roof of a garden conservatory, protects plants from cold, wind and rain but admits light.

A new roof is one of the biggest investments you can make. Paul Newport Roof Restoration wants to help you get the most out of your roofing system and have put together a few roof care tips that can help insure a healthy roof for years to come.

Roof Care Tips

Inspect your roof at least twice a year around Easter and early spring. Look for loose or cracked ridge capping and damage, if you have tiles, look for missing or cracked tiles. Don’t forget to check the flashings around chimneys, vents, skylights, and other roof penetrations. They should be tight and in good condition. Also check the condition of the fascia boards near the joints of all eaves metal for signs of leakage or rot. If you see any of these signs of wear, contact us to arrange a more thorough inspection.

Keep gutters and downspouts clean and free of leaves, sticks and other debris.

Keep trees trimmed and away from building.

Stay off the roof! Walking on its surface can do a great deal of damage. And, you could fall! If you must see the roof for yourself, use a firmly braced ladder equipped with rubber safety feet and wear rubber-soled shoes. Stay on the ladder as much as possible.