It seems that every winter now, there are reports of huge insurance claims for property damage caused by the increasingly volatile weather in the UK.
From the Beast from the East, which brought widespread snow and ice for weeks back in 2018, to the devastating storm and flood damage seen across large parts of the country in February this year.
It has become apparent that what we used to call ‘one in fifty-year weather events’ are occurring far more frequently, and it is critical that roofs are built to withstand them.
Excessive wind, rain and snow puts enormous pressure on pitched roofs, and can cause serious problems such as leaks, condensation and tiles coming off the roof. That’s why it is so important for contractors to take action now, to ensure that any roofs they are installing are as durable and resilient as possible, as extreme weather events start to become the norm.