Your home’s roof sees lots of weather and debris build-up. When you see lots of rain, your roof may start to see leaks or other damage. Protect your roofing materials and the interior of your home by rain proofing your roof with quality maintenance. Insulation, cleaning, or replacement are all ways to help improve the rain resistance of your roof.
1- Trim The Surrounding Trees
One of the easiest ways to protect your home from holes, scratches, or punctures is to keep trees trimmed. Long limbs can fall onto your roof and cause major leaks when moisture comes down on your roof. Taking action to trim trees now will save you on repairs later.
2- Insulate Your Attic
While insulating your attic will not make your roof completely waterproof, it will help stop leaks and mold growth from entering your home. Good insulation will help keep the temperature in your home regulated and prevent roof warping.
Before insulating your attic, make sure that you check for damage and repair it before applying insulation to insure proper rain proofing. If you have insulation already installed, it can help to size up the existing amount or remove damaged insulation and replace it.
3- Utilize And Protect Your Gutters
The purpose of gutters is to keep rainwater and other moisture away from your home. If your gutters are not used properly or are clogged, it can affect the rain proofing of your roofing materials.
Gutters need to be properly attached to your roof in order to properly remove moisture. If your gutters are not properly slanted, cleaned, or attached, your roof could really suffer.
4- Maintain Your Vents
Roofing vents are necessary for your home, but not all can withstand heavy rain. Checking vents to ensure they are still working properly and do not have insects or birds in them. Removing debris from vents will help them ventilate moisture out of your roof and protect your home from unnecessary intruders.
5- Replace Shingles
If your home has previously been damaged or needs new shingles, it is best to replace those as soon as possible to make rainproofing possible. Replacing roofing materials can stop leaks and help extend the lifespan of your roof.
6- Add A Water Repellent Layer
Rain proofing your roof is best done with a water repellent applied to your roofing materials. Some roofs do not have a water-resistant coating or materials and will need a little bit of extra protection. Adding this layer can help the rainwater run off your roof faster and prevent moisture deterioration on the materials.
A professional roofer may help apply a rainproof coating in a proper way. Rain proofing your roof starts with working with a professional company to maintain and install the roofing materials. Lifetime Roofing takes pride in installing proper roofing materials and keeping your home dry.
7- Use Seam Tape
Every roof will have seams and places where the curves and materials meet. Concrete roofs can really benefit from seam tape and will help water from seeping inside your attic or walls. Waterproofing your home starts with firm seals across the entire home. Seam tape will not protect large cracks or holes from filling with water so it is best to get these types of cracks repaired.
Applying seam tape can be a temporary solution until you can hire a professional roofer. Once you apply the tape, use strong pressure to ensure the crack is sealed for the best results.
Quality Roofing With Lifetime Roofing
When homeowners are experiencing a large number of roof leaks, it may be time for roof repairs or replacement. Paying attention to small problems or noticing if your energy bill is higher can help you determine when your roof needs repair.
Lifetime Roofing wants to help protect your roof from extended damage and aid in rainproofing. Take the stress off your shoulders about climbing on your roof and repairing it correctly. Contact us to give you peace of mind about the safety of your home!