Top 10 Tips To Protect Your Home From Roof Leaks

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Protect Your Home From Roof Leaks

The roof of your home is the only protection you have for you and your family.  Roofs date back centuries through human kind.  Your home just can’t go without a roof on your home.  Follow Select Roofing Consultants Top 10 Tips to maintain your roof. Remember that if you can always count on Select Roofing Consultants for roof repair and roof replacement.

 

  1. Safety First:  Please always be safe when on your roof.  Have someone hold the ladder for you, be patient, and if you are ever in doubt call a professional roofer.
  2. Take Precautions: It’s always best to work in teams, so try to have a friend with you when you’re on the roof.  Make sure that you wear no slip shoes, and are wearing long pants.
  3. Spray the Roof: if you run water from the hose across the roof, you will have a better chance of finding the leak.  Look at the attic, and you will find the roof leak.
  4. Keep Gutters Clean:  Keep your gutter clean and free from debri.  Often times roof leaks form by the gutters.  The gutters get full of debris, leaves, and gunk, which leaves no place for the water to run off your roof, and instead the water with fester alongside the roof and the gutter, eventually causing a leak.
  5. Avoid Dry Rot: Dry rot occurs when there isn’t proper ventilation when a leak is repaired.  Consult a roofing contractor when dealing with proper ventilation for a roof leak.  If this is avoided then the roof can deteriorate and eventually rot.prevent roof leaks
  6. Prevent Ice: Ice buildup can cause a roof leak, because the ice is sitting there in the same spot, and it will melt and refreeze, melt and refreeze.  The roof below will give way to not only the weight but also can cause damage to the roof.
  7. Check Valleys: the valleys are the parts of the roof that come together at different angles.  Check those valleys and make sure that the area is clear of debris as well as clear of ice.  The valleys are susceptible to leaks because in that area the water will splash back and forth, and stay in the area for an undetermined amount of time.
  8. Fix Roof Boots: The roof boots are very susceptible to leaks as well.  Make sure that the roof boots are in proper condition in order to prevent new roof leaks.
  9. Inspect the Shingles: Make sure that the shingles are in good shape, and that they are not splitting or bowing.  Call Select Roofing Consultants for any damage to your roof shingles.
  10. Eliminate Leaks: as soon as you find a leak get the leak fixed.  Keeping your roof clear of leaks will maintain the longevity of your roof.

 

If you suspect a leak in your roof, do not hesitate to call us today.  Select Roofing Consultants will repair your roof in not only a timely manner but also in the best possible way to improve the longevity of your home.

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