A leak coming from your roof can become a big issue if you don’t address it quickly enough. Many times leaks happen due to a storm or heavy winds. However, damage to your roof sometimes it is due to human error. Read on to see what you can do to prevent damage to your roof.
Walking on your roof
Unless you really have to , try avoiding walking on your roof unless you really have too. When cleaning up some leaves or removing debris, wear the proper shoes with a good amount of traction.
Maintenance for your roof
When you need to clean the roof, avoid using high pressure washing or harsh chemicals.
Take care of mold /mildew at first sight
When you see a stain in your sheetrock, have it checked out by a reputable contractor.
Fixing small leaks
Unless you have experience with patching a roof, leave it to the professionals. Considering leaks can come from a variety of issues including, rusted nails, clogged gutters, the proper experience is needed to diagnose and fixing the water leak.
Common issues that cause roof leaks
- Broken or missing shingles.
- Rusted nails
- Clogged gutters
- Valleys that need proper flashing.