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Roof Maintenance

As leaves start to fall, the temptation to put the exterior of your home to the back of your mind is high.

Here at GS Roofing, we would argue that autumn is the best time to start looking at any signs of wear and tear on your roof surface. Gutters and chimneys, just as the weather begins to change. So, to keep your roof and home in top condition and extend its life, check out our roof maintenance tips!


These are the roofs main drainage system, allowing the rainwater to move quickly, safely and efficiently away from your home. Gutters will struggle with the pressure of falling leaves and animals nesting in them, branches overhanging your gutter will require cutting to ensure they do not block them or the down pipes. If you live in an area surrounded by trees it may be worthwhile having a gutter guard installed, this will fit securely and hide inside the gutters, acts as a filter and will keep the leaves away which in turn allows your gutters to work to their full potential.

Check your gutters are installed correctly at an angle, once clear of all debris, spray your garden hose and visually access how quickly the water washes away.

Look for signs of stress on the fixtures, holes and any splits and re seal as needed.

Checking the Roof

Check for overall signs of damage from cracked, disintegrating and missing shingle to lose, damaged tiles, making sure these are rectified before the weather worsens will prevent more costly repairs in the future.

Trim back overhanging branches as these can be a cause for concern when the storms hit, remove any fallen branches, twigs and leaves to avoid the gutters and tiles becoming damaged. Secondly, avoid any serious damage during future storms we would recommend cutting back any large branches and other rotting tree branches that could come off and damage your roof.

Check for damaged chimney bricks, torn flashing, weakening of joints and any other signs of corrosion all of which can lead to the minimum of leaks or your chimney collapsing under the stress of the bad weather.

Your loft can be the secret to unlocking a lot more complex and obscure roof problems, Check for any discoloration, damp, mould, condensation and distortion of surfaces, all of which can indicate underlying damp as well as heat and ventilation issues present in your home.

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What Customers Say?

Roofing and Roofers Reading

Felt roof repair on shed roof

Very efficient with quoting, agreeing a date to carry out the work and keeping in contact. Small roof repair. Tidied up afterwards. Nice polite guys.

Customer in Reading 5 January 2019
Roofing and Roofers Reading

Emergency Repair of leaking Hip

Great and quick response, was given a reasonable quote and Gary came within two Hours of my call for an inspection. Work was done by his crew the next day. I would highly recommend GS Roofing for their politeness and quick response.

Customer in Reading 21 December 2018
Roofing and Roofers Reading

Removal and replacement of existing flat roof and fascia boards

Really happy with this. Gary and his colleague were polite, prompt and helpful with both the quote and the work; the price was good. Even when a second flat roof was discovered under the one he was removing, he carried out the extra work without complaint and didn't charge me any extra. He cleared all the rubbish and left everything neat and tidy. Excellent customer service and I have recommended him to others several times over.

Customer in Reading 29 October 2018
Roofing and Roofers Reading

New Roof

Can't fault these guys. I was recommended Gary from my friend and I wasn't disappointed! Roof isn't massive but was in a bad state, they stayed on late to get the job finished the same day. Arrived at 7am like arranged, was respectful of my neighbours. He visited my friend at 3am during a downpour to cover a hole in her roof so I'm sure if I have any issues he's just a phone call away. Thanks Gary your work was much appreciated.

Customer in Reading 1 April 2017
Roofing and Roofers Reading

We had 5 Velux windows fitted by G S Roofing. Removed old slates cut roof truss things and out new windows in the roof

Fast, efficient, minimum mess, no leaks, no call backs to fix anything. All done in a fast and efficient time, Gary is punctual and knowledgeable, he knows what he's doing and does it at a good price. He isn't interested in making a fast buck, he's more into making long term relationships with his customers. I will be using him again.

Customer in Reading 4 May 2016
Roofing and Roofers Reading

De-Moss roof and re-point chimney

A very nice and reliable team. Did exactly what was asked.

Customer in Reading 27 October 2016

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