A leaky roof is an especially irritating inconvenience for homeowners. Not only do leaks require repair, but they can also change the overall comfort in your home. At Intelligent Design Corp, we are happy to assist you in repairing any roof leak. In the meantime, however, it’s important to understand the different ways you can avoid this issue.
● Clean your house’s gutters. The gutters’ purpose is to escort water away from your home. In times of heavy rainfall, it’s important to ensure your gutters are clear of leaves, pine needles, and other debris to prevent an overflow of water. Clogged gutters are unable to transport water, which can result in a leaky roof.
● Monitor and inspect your roof’s shingles. Damaged or faulty shingles are a common cause of leaks. It’s important to keep a close eye on your shingles and replace curling, cracking, or missing shingles. Replacing damaged shingles can prevent the formation of floodgates on your roof.
● Trim the trees around your house. To keep leaks from forming on your roof, it’s important to trim the trees that grow above and around your home. Leaves and branches from surrounding trees frequently clog gutters. Additionally, large amounts of water often fall from the leaves into your home’s gutters, which cause the system to take on extra weight. Strong winds can also send large branches onto your roof, which cause damage to the shingles.
● Pay attention to your attic. When water drips from the ceiling, oftentimes, a homeowner will immediately assume there’s a problem with the roof. While the roof is a common culprit, the leak could also indicate a problem with the attic. Take a minute to inspect the pipes and insulation. When the plumbing and air ventilation fail, mold grows and wears away the foundation of your home, which causes leaks to develop.
In order to avoid pesky repairs, perform proper maintenance on your home. As a homeowner, it’s important to note when you need to replace your roof or install new insulation in your attic. Intelligent Design Corp is here to assist you in all of your roofing repair and replacement needs. When something does go wrong, contact Intelligent Design Corp for high-quality roofing repair services.