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How To Prepare for Heavy Rain


For the past few weeks in Yorkshire we have been experiencing come quite interesting weather and by interesting we mean it has been raining, a lot. This extra, unexpected downfall will have placed an incredible amount of strain on your home or commercial property. Out of all the parts that make up your home, the roof will have taken the biggest beating.

Thankfully, there are a couple of things you can do to your roof to make sure that it can withstand this abuse:

1.       Clean your gutters! This is good advice for general roof maintenance, but it becomes doubly important when we are experiencing turbulent weather like we are now. The purpose of gutters is to catch and control water as soon as possible, and guide it to the rain drains under our streets. When the gutters are blocked or damaged water will simply pour out and spill where it should not. Water, when uncontrolled can be extremely damaging.

2.       Repair any small issues. Small issues, such as a loose or missing tile, may be able to withstand every day weather, but as soon as things get more extreme they quickly become a burden, and will quite easily snowball into something much more dramatic. Thankfully, as roofs are quite uniform in nature these kinds of issues are easy to spot. Simply stand across the street and look at your roof, if something is out of place then it should be quite clear.

3.       Make sure your roof is clear. Any sort of debris on your roof will inhibit its proper function. Water will not drain as fast and your roof will be under extra burden. This is even more of an issue if you have vegetation, such as moss, on your roof. In this case the roof is already under strain from the added weight of the moss, then saturate it with water and the stress will be even greater.


If you are experiencing any of the above issues and are worried your roof will not be able to withstand the coming weather then just call DPR. We have been repairing and replacing roofs in Leeds and the surrounding areas, as well as Yorkshire as whole for nearly 3 decades and can help with any of the above issues and much more. To find out how just call us on 0113 335 0043.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How soon will I get my quote?
A. faqOnce we have carried out a full survey of your property we will send you a detailed quote within 48 hours.faq
Q. Are you insured?
A. faqYes. DPR Roofing Leeds are fully covered for public and employers liability.faq
Q. Is your work guaranteed?
A. faqAll work is guaranteed. The guarantee length is dependent on the type of work being undertaken and range from 1 year to 10 years. Please ask for more details.faq
Q. Can we buy equipment from you?
A. faqWhilst we provide the roofing materials for work we carry out, we are not a stockists of roofing materials and thus you cannot buy roofing supplies from ourselves and do it yourself.faq
Q. Do you sub contract your work out?
A. faqNo all of DPR's team are professionally qualified in all areas of roofing work and therefore we have no need to sub contract. We only sub contract when any additional work requires a specialist professional e.g. electrician etc.faq
Q. What if the weather is bad on the date of my works?
A. faqThe safety of our staff and your property is extremely important to DPR and therefore we would postpone any work until a more suitable day.faq
Q. Do I need to take time off work?
A. faqFor your initial survey it may be necessary for us to have access to the inside of your property e.g. to look at leak areas. However any external works where access is not required would not need you to be present.faq
Q. How long will the job take?
A. faqRepairs are usually completed within a day and renewals can be a number of days. DPR will provide you with an accurate works completion date after the survey is undertaken.faq
Q. Can we pay by credit or debit card over the phone?
A. faqYes. We take all forms of paymentfaq
Q. When are you open for business?
A. faqWe are open from 6am to 5pm Monday-Thursday (6am to 4pm on Fridays) for office enquiries and 7 days a week for emergency works. We offer 24 hour emergency assistance.faq
Q. Do you carry out insurance works?
A. faqYes we carry out insurance works for all the major providers.faq
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