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Restoring Your Roof Before The Rainy Season – The Dos and Don'ts
Monsoon is right around the corner and you can expect a whole lot of water damage if you don’t start tending to your roof’s needs right now. If you’ve been a homeowner for a while, you know the rain spares no one. On the other hand, new homeowners, you’ve got a long way to go.
To start off, we’d advise you to have a professional inspect your roof for any major issues. Once you’ve completed this stage, it’s time to take matters into your own hands. There’s a ton of things you can do to prepare yourself.
Clean the gutters:
Before monsoon arrives, take a look at your gutters. Get rid of any trash or debris that might have accumulated around it. While you’re at it, don’t neglect the gutters! If the gutters are clear, you won’t have to deal with backed up water or even flooding.
Loose Wires and Electrical Fittings:
Many people lose their lives to electrocution during rain. To avoid accidents, check for damaged fixtures, loose wires and broken controls panels. If you’re able to install a mounting box yourself, we suggest you do it. If not, call an electrician and have it checked out immediately.
Portholes around the roof need regular cleaning. These are the narrow passageways around your roof. If not looked after appropriately, they can cause leakages to seep into your home through windows and cracks. Uncared for portholes can also be problematic because they can invite preventable heat and cold to enter your living spaces, eventually leading to an unnecessary surge in electrical bills.
It’s evident, that your roof faces harsh weather conditions day in and day out. Be it snow, hail, rain, it weathers it all. However, to protect it from rain, all you need to do is apply a thick layer of waterproof paint over your roof. Be sure not to miss any cracks or small holes, they might cause a leak and you’ll most likely end up with wet spots all over the walls.
Restoring and prepping your roof can be easy if sufficient care is taken of it throughout the year. If you don’t have the time, make sure you do this routine inspection at least twice a year. If it seems unmanageable, contact a professional.