Friday, 6 January 2012
Have your roof checked before the winter
In Brittany, France, roofs are made of slates (ardoises). They used to be nailed down, now they are held by hooks (crochets).
Some roofs are 100 years old and still ok. They just need to be checked by the local roofer (couvreur) before the winter to avoid water penetration.
If needed, the roofer will fix some slates back properly and change the ones that may have slipped and fell down.
As you can see from this picture, one slate didn't like the strong storm we recently had!