Have you had a chance to read our latest blog yet? If you have, then you already know that our residential and commercial roofing company has been giving you tips for preventing roof leaks. To recap, we’ve already talked about making sure that your attic is properly ventilated, your gutters and downspouts are properly cleaned and you’ve thoroughly inspected all penetrations in your roof, i.e. your chimney, skylights, etc. The following is a list of a few more things that you can do to prevent leaks in your roof:
- Make sure that your drip edge is working properly – Drip edges are very aesthetically pleasing, but they are also incredibly important for keeping water off of your roof. If your roof is missing a drip edge, it can cause wood rot, so when you inspect your roof, make sure that your drip edge is in good shape.
- Keep your trees trimmed – During periods of high wind, it is all too easy for swaying branches to be blown onto your roof, which can easily spell trouble. Ensure that all of your trees are trimmed away from your home.
- Know common leak sources – There are some areas of your roof that are more susceptible to leaking than others. When you are inspecting your roof, pay close attention around roof-to-wall transitions, dormers and, as we mentioned in our last post, around all penetrations.
Keep in mind that, unless you know exactly where to step, you can easily cause damage to your roof by walking on it when you inspect it. Luckily, our experts know how to provide you with a professional inspection, without causing any damage. Contact us today to schedule your inspection.