Roof Maintenance Tips During the Rainy Season
In some cities, the rainy season can last months on end. Unfortunately, this kind of rainy weather can be destructive when it comes to your roof. If you
live in a rainy weather city, take a look at the maintenance tips below.
Cleaning & Treating
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned and treated every 3-5 years. It is best to hire a professional roofer not only for safety reasons, but to
ensure the job is done right. In fact, many roofers will offer cleaning and treatment services along with inspections. If you insist on doing this
yourself, make safety your first priority. We recommend the Thorogood Roofer’s Shoe to help avoid slips and falls!
Regular, professional roof inspections are the best route to go when it comes to your roof. A well-qualified roofer should inspect your roof at least once
every year. However; in rainy climates, regular spring and fall inspections are highly recommended. Your roofer will look for signs of leaks and decay,
torn shingles, damage to fixtures, gutters and flashing.
During the fall and winter months, trees can pose a significant risk to your roof. Not only do falling leaves collect on your roof and rot, but rain, snow
and wind storms can also cause overhanging tree branches to crack and fall on your roof. Tree debris should be removed from your roof and overhanging limbs
should be pruned to prevent damage.
Proper ventilation is also important for maintaining a roof in rainy climates. Poor ventilation is one of the leading causes of premature decay. You should
carefully monitor indoor temperature changes during the winter and summer months. Unusually hot or cold internal temperatures during summer and winter are
big signs of poor ventilation.
While taking care to ensure proper roof maintenance throughout the year will protect your roof and extend its lifespan, the reality is that roofs in rainy
climates tend to require more repairs. Furthermore, roofs in rainy weather areas will likely need to be replaced sooner than those found in areas with less
inclement weather. What are you waiting for? Get your roof checked today!