We all have more time at home due to the coronavirus, so let’s get productive and make sure our roof is in good condition for the springtime rain and the tropical storms of summer. Here are some roof leak prevention tips.
Start by checking out your roof for branches, leaves and debris in the gutters and downspouts and around the soffit and fascia. Clear out the gutters and remove mold or mildew as well. This helps prevent roof leaks caused by gutters backing up due to blockages.
Note Roof Damage
Once you’ve cleaned the roof and gutters, check for damage such as missing sand granules on asphalt shingles, cracks in tile or flat roof coatings or rust on metal panels. Look for stains that might indicate leaking under the roof, popped up nails or loose flashing. Note any gaps, damaged seals, wood rot, missing mortar or bricks, cracks and peeling paint. Cracks in flashing around balconies and chimneys can be a sign of leaks you can prevent.
Call American Roofing and Sheet Metal at 813.884.1815 to make necessary roofing repairs to prevent roof leaks prior to the strong tropical storms and possible hurricane force winds of summer. We can reinforce your roof to meet the hurricane guidelines in Tampa Bay. If we find that roof replacement is the only way to protect your home, we offer zero percent financing options.