The rainy season is approaching quickly, and while an end to our dry spell may be highly anticipated, that is not to say that rain has no negatives. Your roof takes on the brunt of all of the natural forces which make it crucial to protecting your home, but in turn, you should protect your roof. There are many simple ways that you can ensure that your roof is equipped to handle the oncoming rainy season.
- Check for Shingle Damage: With heavy rains comes the high probability of water leaking through your roof. Simply going up on your roof and searching for broken shingles or tiles. Warping, shrinking, or curling shingles are on their way to breaking, so it is best to replace them as soon as possible. Don’t underestimate the severity of any damage you find, as a single broken shingle could allow water to seep in.
- Clear Your Gutters: Often overlooked, clogged gutters do not allow for water to flow. If you let the debris build up the water will eventually sit stagnantly and find a way into your roof. Safe preventative measures against clogged gutters are frequent cleanings and trimming any trees that hang over the roof as their twigs and leaves can find their way into your gutters.
- Inspect Your Flashing: Most homeowners are familiar with the metal seals known as flashing, found on the junctions of your roof. Flashing is used to keep water from leaking in. Search for loose, corroded, or even missing sections of flashing that needs to be replaced.
- Proper Ventilation: Summer heat gets trapped in your attic which is why vents are crucial. Unfortunately, vents allow for rainwater to enter when directed by the wind. Ensure that your vents are designed to prevent rain from getting inside or possibly consider replacing them before the heavy rains set in.
Staying cautious and vigilant is a terrific way to prepare your roof for the oncoming rain, but there is no substitute for the careful eye of a professional. At Noland’s Roofing, we have the expertise and quality service necessary to fix damaged areas to your roof in time for the rainy season. If your roof needs repair, don’t hesitate to call us at 407-917-5143 and ask for a free estimate today.