Tips to Prevent Roof Leaks

Have you ever come home from being out in the rain, only to be hit by a drop of it in your own home? It is not fun! Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to prevent roofs from leaking before you run into this issue. Take these easy, proactive steps before it is too late.

Install Waterproof Barriers

Getting waterproof barriers installed at spots susceptible to leaks can save you hours of headache later. Likely spots for leaks include chimneys, vents, eaves, and skylights. Without the barriers, water can easily seep into your house, leading to mold, mildew, and other forms of water damage.

Roof Deck Protection

Roof deck protection helps your shingles lay flat. Otherwise, they can start to peel up over time, which leaves more exposure for water to seep into the house. Making your shingles lay flat will also protect them from wind-related damage.

Attic Ventilation

If your attic is not ventilated, it can get very hot in the warm months. As heat rises, it gets trapped inside the attic, causing it to become very humid. And the more humidity, the more likely it is for your roof to leak. Installing ventilation is a great way to prevent mildew and water damage from seeping in from the roof.

Gutter Maintenance

Your gutter is the main way water escapes from sitting on the roof. If your gutters are clogged, water may build up on the roof, leading to unnecessary weight and pressure that can lead to damage and leaks. Always make sure your gutters are doing their job by routinely inspecting them for clogs or leaks.

If you are already experiencing leaks in your roof, help is on the way! Hadley Roofing offers a dedicated team of roofing professionals that will help dry up your house in no time. Call us today or visit our website.

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