Did you know, on average, roofs only last about half of their designed life span? With that into consideration, is your roof ready for the rain?
Your roof essentially protects your home and everything inside it. It is important to equip your roof with quality and durable materials to prevent any damage that may come when the rainy season hits. Here are some tips to follow to secure your roof for the oncoming rain.
- Clear Your Clogged Gutters
- Shingle Damage
- Small Leaks Lead To Great Problems
Clear Your Clogged Gutters
If left unmanaged and unlooked, built-up debris causes water to not flow through.
Tree branches that hang over gutters are prone to get clogged from the twigs and leaves. This forces the water to sit still and stagnant, it will ultimately find its way into your roof, so regular cleanings and check-ups are advised.
It may seem like having one shingling missing isn’t a big deal, but it is a lot easier for others to go missing from just that one. Check your shingles and see if they are shrinking, curling, or warping and replace them as soon as possible. Rain and wind can worsen the conditions and cause more damage to the roof.
Small Leaks Lead to Great Problems
If there is a small leak, small hole, tear on your roof don’t dismiss it as anything. Simply ignoring it can create the problem to continue to grow especially when the rainy season approaches. If it is left untreated, it can result in the wood to rot in the roof decking or cause water damage to the attic and ceiling. This “little leak” can become a bigger and pricey problem if left unattended, and it can worsen if heavy rainfalls are due to come.
Metal Roofs Against Rain
Metal roofs can withstand nearly any type of weather condition, and the rain is just one out of a few. They are known for their resistance to rotting, leaking, and molding. These roofs not only are last considerably longer than asphalt shingles, but it is also noted for its longevity in general.
These features are especially attractive against the rain because unlike missing or damaged shingles, there is no worry about rain and wind conditions causing more destruction. Rain easily drains swiftly from a metal roof and can even withstand a hailstorm with no problems.
Is Your Roof Ready for the Rain?
Don’t wait until the rain creates a bigger problem on your roof that could have been resolved earlier. Mighty Metal Roofing provides a free roof estimate and roof inspection and offers a variety of finance options best to fit your budget .
If you have any financing questions or any other questions, give us a call or email! For more frequently asked questions, click here.