Your roof covers your properties and protects you and your loved ones from extreme weather. Heavy rains can cause damage to your roof. And if you are living in an area with frequent rain, you know that it is important to have a waterproof roof. Water build-up on the roof can start the problem of leaking and if left unchecked, could cost you a lot of money. That is why roofing experts from Wellesley Roofing are giving you some easy ways to waterproof your roof and put your life-long investment safe and sound.
Removing branches, leaves and other debris
Rain could cause the accumulation of dead leaves and branches on your roof, which causes water to build-up and could trigger water leaks damaging your roof. Regularly remove wet or dry leaves and branches to avoid leaks on your roof. Also, trimming of branches of trees close to your roof will likely save your roof from possible damage. Since turbulent weather could easily break these limbs to fall on your roof and cause damage.
Checking on shingles
Shingles could spell a lot of trouble to your roof without regular maintenance. Broken, loose or curled shingles can trigger leaks underneath the roof. Moisture can then enter your home, and before you know it, mold and mildew forms in your roof which will require more repair done to your roof.
You can probably repair one, two or more shingles. But if it requires repairing the whole roof, it will probably be best to hire a professional roofer to do the job for you.
Having adequate ventilation into your roof is always a good thing. It keeps heat in the interior of the home preventing damage to the roof. If you have an attic, adding insulation will also prevent possible damage to other roof structures.
Inspect the flashing area
This is one of the most important areas in the roof where you check for possible leaks, the flashing area. Check the chimneys, valleys or skylights were gaps, cracks or holes can start and cause you major problems in the long run. Seal this area with watertight sealant, if need be, replace the broken materials. It is important that you routinely check these flashing areas as this will help you waterproof your roof and prevent leaks.
Adding heat tapes to gutters
During the winter months, putting heat tape to insulate your gutters and roof will help to keep ice as water. By this, it will ensure that your roof is strong and will not be weakened by the weight of the snowfall, avoiding it to curb which could cause water to seep underneath it creating leaks.
Using seam tape to cover seams
Using seam tape to cover seams of your roof will be great in keeping water seeping in. Just make sure that you apply the seam tape properly on the exterior roofing, making sure it’s watertight.
We are hoping that we have helped you with this article in making your roof waterproof. After all, there is no point in having a roof that is not waterproof. If you have other questions, please visit our website Watertiteco.com and we’ll be happy to assist you.