Preparing your roof for the harsh weather of the rainy season is not only about Roof “Survival”, but ultimately about Home “Survival”.As heavy rain can turn the minor roof leak that has been constantly dripping for the past year into your next House Remodeling Project. Results from a roof leak can range from mold, mildew, wood rot to expensive electrical rewiring, ruined electronic devices or even drywall and ceiling repairs. Here are some helpful tips:
• Halt Potential Hazards
Remove dead or rotting trees and limbs that could fall on or be blown into your roof by high winds. Trim overhanging branches so they don’t damage your shingles or roof.
• Thwart Moisture
Don’t let water get into your home. Clear debris from gutters and downspouts, and make sure all guttering is properly aligned and connected. Direct Water from foundations by placing splash blocks or extension at the end of your downspouts .Use adjustable, retractable, or flexible downspouts extenders in tight spaces.
• Weatherproof roofs
Well-maintained roofs stand up to wind and block out rain, so it’s important to have your roof inspected .Look for damage in your roof valleys. Check attic ceilings for leak around flues, plumbing vents and where damage to flashing on the roof may be allowing water to enter. Replace missing, curling or cracked shingles.