With monsoon season approaching us you may be wondering how it will impact your roofing; and if you’re not you should be!
Your roof can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years so it’s important to check the maintenance of your roof regularly. This will help to catch any minor damages- like loose tiles that may need replacing. Also make sure to replace any tiles that seem dry, as they may become brittle and break down the line.
The best way to detect and prevent any damages is by having a licensed roofer come out and inspect your roof. This will save you from having to climb onto the roof yourself, and with stuff like this its best to leave it to the professionals!
We recommend scheduling an inspection before monsoon season begins, that way any damages can be repaired before any heavy rainfall or storms that may come your way. During your inspection expect to have your roof examined for any debris, mold, rot or tiles that have been damaged; as well as small holes or cracks that may need to be fixed before any storms. They will also check for any corrosion on materials, especially in, mental roofs. Other preventative measures to keeping your roof and family safe that your roofer may suggest include: draining your gutters and regularly trimming any branches near your roof. Having your roof checked periodically will ensure you have nothing to worry about when monsoon season dose hit.
In the event that something does go wrong however there are a few things you can do before calling a professional. If after a storm you discover a leak some preventative measure to take include:finding exactly where the leak is coming from, you will also need to check if the flowing water is near any electricity. If it is near any water be sure to turn off the power until the water flow has stopped. The second step you’ll want to take is to enlarge the hole. This allows water to flow freely and help in eliminating any further water damages that may happen to your roof. Having your roof regularly maintained will not only keep you and your loved ones safe but will also keep you from spending money on costly repairs in the event that something dose go wrong.
By simply getting an inspection once a year, which we recommend doing before monsoon season, you will be able to detect any damages that need repairing prior to the rainfall and winds that come with monsoon season.
Be sure to contact America Roofing for all your monsoon roof inspection needs!