As a homeowner, roof repair and replacement are both things you want to prevent if at all possible. Not only that, but one of the main roofing problems you want to prevent is leaking. To minimize your need for roof repair after a serious leak springs in your ceiling, here are a few maintenance tips you’ll want to try out:
- Keep an eye on likely leaky spots–Leaks are most likely to occur near roof-to-wall transitions, chimney flashing, and dormers. To prevent the need for significant roof repair work, have these areas inspected regularly by our professional team. We’ll let you know if some minor repair work near one of these spots could keep leaks from happening.
- Mind your gutters–Your gutters have a huge impact on the lifespan and functionality of your roof. Make sure that your gutters are free of debris, tightly fastened, and they drain properly at all times.
- Pay attention to your attic–Many times, the need for roof repair is caused by problems with the roof, but in some cases, it’s caused by attic problems. For example, roofing issues can develop from poor or improper plumbing, condensation, ventilation, vent fans, and bug infestations.
- Keep water away from the fascia–If water consistently drips off the edge of your fascia, this is not only an eyesore, but it can also develop into a serious roof problem later on. Make sure that water has a clear way to leave your roof after it rains, so it does not find its own way off around your fascia.