Tips to Avoid Roof Leaks

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The roof in proper shape over your head is critical for your home’s overall health. As a homeowner, you must take care of the roofing and gutters at regular intervals. For the roof to be able to protect you and your house from all the storms, heat, and snow; you should not put aside roof repairs for some other day.

You should identify potential problems early and prevent them from becoming more serious and expensive. During my years of experience helping and dealing homeowners for common roof repairs in Perth, I’m not hesitant to tell that all bigger maintenance problems in your roof start with a small glitch which is often ignored.

So, in today’s read, I’d like to reveal some of the ingenious roof routine maintenance and care tips to avoid major roof leaks down the road.

Feeling intrigued? Let’s jump straight in.

Why preventive roof maintenance is important?

Heavy rains and snow take a toll on your roof coverings and even if your roof appears to be in good condition, you should do a careful inspection at regular intervals to reveal less obvious damages. This is important while you’re living in an area of extreme weather conditions like Perth. You should prepare a preventive maintenance plan for your home’s roof. This is also mandated by roofing manufacturers that all components of your roof receive regular maintenance to claim warranties.  

You should prepare your roof against rainy winters and sunny summers of Perth. But hold-on! Before you zip up that old pair of jeans and slip in those handymen gloves; make sure to use a ladder and be very careful. Use safety ropes and check the roof before stepping on it. Be sure to use soled shoes and walk along the nails line to avoid damage to the roof. Don’t try to mess with a roof that is wet or have slippery covering because there are many falling and slipping accidents when talking about roofing maintenance.

Clogged Gutters

Clogged gutters can affect the overall lifespan of your roof covering. After every rain spell makes sure to remove debris and dirt from your gutters to avoid roof deterioration. Clogged gutters due to debris and leaves can cause roof leaks and damaged beyond repair. You can use a garden hose to flush the gutters and clean out loose debris. Also, check the downspouts by flushing them. If it’s clogged you can use plumber’s snake to clear out the blockage.

Damaged Flashings

If your roof has cracks in flashing or if it is bent; you have to immediately replace them because otherwise, moisture can run inside your roof seams. Flashing protects most of the vulnerable parts of your roof including edges, valleys, and junctions where shingles meet other surfaces like walls and chimneys.  

Trees and Limbs

There’s no doubt that trees add character and natural bliss to your property. But they can also be a menace, especially when the roof comes into play. Whenever you inspect your roof makes sure no branches are lying on or leaning against the roofing structure. Trim overhanging tree branches as they pose a huge risk of damage or dislodging shingles.  

Ponding Water

Water can pond on the roof surface that has a low slope or on the roof that is sagging. This ponding water can cause significant deterioration and negative consequences to your roofing membrane regardless of the type. So, check for any sagging portion of the roof and make sure your roof has a proper slope.

Check for signs of damaged roof covering

At the end of every season, check for the signs of damaged shingles. The shingles can dislodge and buckle over time that will increase the risk of water leaks and rot. So, you must inspect the roof to ensure the shingles are structurally sound and are up to the job.

Time to Call Experts

Are you still confused or are buried in other chores? Don’t worry you can count on us as a professional roof repair company in Perth to undertake all roofing maintenance tasks.

These roof maintenance tips described above are general to all the types of roofing materials. But for a particular type of roof covering you may need a special type of maintenance that requires a pro work.

So, if you’re not sure how to undertake these tasks or are worried about leaking roof repairs in Perth; we’re here to help. With our hands-on experience in dealing with different roof damages, we can give your roof the care it deserves.  Call us today and our sales rep will be happy to serve you.

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