Rainy Season Ready: Essential Steps for Preparing Your Roof Against Leaks

Rainy SeasonWhile it comes around the same time year, many people are still caught off guard or unprepared for the rainy season when it rolls around. Sure, the rainy season can be depressing, but unfortunately, if we do not properly prepare our rooftops for it, this season can bring tremendous amounts of damage with its rain clouds. Because of this, it is very important that you take the time and precautions needed to make sure your roof is ready to handle everything that the rainy season can throw it’s way – rain or shine.

While rainstorms can cause damage to even the steadiest of rooftops, the frequent rainfall that comes during this time of year can cause a lot of damage, as well. These frequent bouts of rainfall can cause even the smallest of leakages or flaws to be exposed and will turn them into much larger issues with extensive damage not only to your building structure but potentially everything stored within the building, as well. 

The best way to defend yourself and your roof from leaks during the rainy season is to take some precautionary steps in order to better prepare your roof for the onslaught of rainy days ahead. Making sure that your rooftop is properly prepared to stand up to heavy and constant rainfall without absorbing any damage is the best way to make sure you are not plagued with leaks – big or small – and other potentially expensive and hazardous issues.

 Here are a few steps you can take to prepare your rooftop for the rainy season: 

Get An Inspection

One of the best ways to know if you are prepared for the rainy season to come is simply to have a roof inspector come and take a look. While you may be handy, a pro can seek out potential issues well before they arise that may be missed by an amateur eye. But, if you are going to inspect your roof yourself, you should be looking for any potential signs of damage, as well as pools of standing water or build-ups of debris. Make any fixes that need to be done before the rain comes to help make sure these issues are not made worse by the weather.

Damaged Shingles

Your shingles are the first line of defense for your roof, so if these are damaged, you can bet that there is a good chance that heavy or persistent rain will further damage them and potentially seep in and ruin your interior, too. You should look for small rips, tears, or cracks in the shingles because these can easily allow water to seep through. A roofing company can give advice on if suspect shingles should be replaced, or even with the process of replacing the shingles. 

Clean The Gutters

It may seem like a chore, but making sure your gutters are clean and clear of debris will serve you greatly when it comes to the rainy season. Blockages can cause water to back up and even pool up on your roof during periods of heavy rainfalls.

 Yard Maintenance

While yard maintenance may not sound like it has a lot to do with the health of your roof, you would be surprised. Making sure that any trees located near your home or building are well-manicured and healthy can help save you a lot of heartaches come the rainy season. Trees located near your roof can pose a massive threat to the health of your building during heavy rainfall and storms. If there are loose branches or unhealthy limbs, you may want to have them trimmed and pruned before storm winds and heavy rainfall send those limbs crashing down on your roof causing significant damage. 

If you would like a professional to come out and check out your roof before the rainy season gets here then contact us today!