Summer storms can be both spectacular and destructive. Your roof is the first point of contact with the torrential rains and the high winds, so it’s crucial that it’s strong enough to deal with the onslaught. Here is how to best prepare your roof for unexpected rain.
Clean your gutters
Annual gutter maintenance is critical in protecting your roof from water damage. Damaged troughs, blockages, and clogs can interfere with the gutter system. When it rains, water puddles can form on the roof, and possibly seep into the attic. The dampness can result in moulds and mildew that can compromise the integrity of your structure. A roofing expert can ensure that your gutter facilitates the flow of water away from your home and not into it.
Inspect the roof
A professional roof inspection is recommended at least twice a year. This can help you identify buckled, crack, torn, or missing shingles. Additionally, they can look out for cracked chimneys, damaged flashing, and broken eaves. Prompt roof repairs can prevent your roof from being blown off and secure your home against ‘summer storms’. You will also save money that would have been spent on re-roofing.
Trim your trees
Storms often come with heavy winds that can cause trees to fall. The weight and impact of falling trees can cause severe damage on the roof. Look out for trees with loose branches, rotting, or hanging far over your house. Plants should be at a safe distance of at least six inches away from the buildings.
Gather emergency supplies
Keep emergency roofing solutions for fixing leaks like Fastfix Wet Shield. You don’t have to wait for the rain to stop to take care of emergency leakages. It can be applied to create an instant waterproof seal and is effective on all common roofing surfaces. Fastfix Wet Shield dries to form a seamless, smooth, and smooth membrane that resists algae and fungi. Importantly, it does not wash off in wet conditions.
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