Maintenance Tips to Prevent Roof Leaks
April 5, 2016
Inspect Your Gutter Filter and Schedule Regular Gutter Cleaning
At the best of times, a leaking roof is an inconvenience. At the worst of times, a roof leak is an expensive and highly damaging problem that can lead to major interruptions to your schedule. That is why it is best to take preventative action and avoid dealing with leaks or progressive damage in the future. Not sure where to start? Gutter cleaning is a useful step to start with.
4 Ways to Prevent a Leaky Roof
Follow these four tips below to keep your roof in top condition today and avoid discovering leaks tomorrow.
- Trim your trees. You may love the shade provided by the tree just outside your home, but its branches, shedding leaves and other debris may not be so kind to your roof. Debris from plants can lead to an unnatural and damaging flow of water, disrupting draining and leading to leaks.
- Reseal your flashing and boots. The edging material on your roof is known as flashing, and the rubber materials surrounding vents are the boots. These components play a big role in waterproofing your roof, so taking the time to get them maintained each year is a sound investment. Caulking and epoxy typically affix your flashings that are made from sheet metal. Budgeted roof maintenance work is preferable to unexpected and mounting repair costs, so schedule an appointment today.
- Clean your gutters. That debris you want to keep off your roof? Don’t let it build up in your gutters, either. The gutters direct water off your roof and away from your home. If they can’t do their job, water will continue to follow gravity but find its own path; most likely into your home! Remember that even if you have a gutter filter or gutter guard installed, it does not eliminate the need for gutter cleaning. At best, it will help reduce the number of times you need to clean gutters.
- Schedule a roof inspection – A roof inspection is a cost effective maintenance move to keep your roof looking and functioning its best. Give your roof the attention it deserves instead of having a leak force you to take action. The roofing specialists at Integrity Roofers offer comprehensive inspections that are fast, friendly and affordable. Schedule yours today.
Looking to learn more about how to properly care for your roof? Whether you want to learn more about easy maintenance tasks or have a roof leak that needs immediate attention, our roofers are here to help. Integrity Roofers offers a wide range of roofing services, from maintenance to roof replacements, and repair work. If you want more information about keeping your roof in top condition or can see issues that need attention and professional repairs right away, we can help. Contact us today to find out why residents across Toronto trust our experienced roofers for leak repairs and gutter cleaning.
Prevent any roof leaks by having an expert from Integrity Roofers inspect your home. Call us at 416-736-7373 to book an appointment for gutter cleaning services. We can also install a gutter filter if you don’t already have one.