Your roof can be severely damaged by the rainy season, especially if it isn’t properly prepared. It is important to make sure your roof is properly maintained and repaired before it rains. It can be stressful and even dangerous to take on roof maintenance. We at Old Time Roofing know this. With a little preparation, your roof can withstand the rains.
We are experts in commercial and residential roofing. This checklist will help you prepare your roof for the rainy season. To ensure that your roof protects your home to the maximum extent, follow our checklist.
- Roof inspection. The first step in getting your roof ready to withstand the rainy season is to get a roof inspection. Roof problems can be difficult to see from the ground. A professional roofing company can inspect your roof. This will allow you to get a better idea of your roof’s condition and help you decide if repairs or replacement are necessary.
- Trees can be cut around your roof
Low-hanging trees that are near your roof should be trimmed as soon as possible. Strong storms can cause tree branches and roof damage by breaking off. The loose branches can cause damage to tiles and shingles, as well as clogging gutters.
- Get rid of your gutters
Clear your gutters so rainwater can flow freely. It is possible for water to build up on the roof’s gutters if they are clogged with debris. This can lead to roof water buildup, which can result in water damage and leaks.
- Make sure to check the flashing and vents
Water can easily get through flashing and vents. Make sure everything is in place. Also, make sure to check the sealant for dryness. It is important to have the sealant resealed if it has dried around the vents. Florida is a place where extreme temperatures can occur, which can lead to pipes and vents expanding and contracting, making it more difficult for water to pass through.
- Check your skylights
Make sure the skylights have been properly sealed and are properly in place. This is another area where water can enter and cause interior damage.
Old Time Roofing is available to answer any questions you may have about your roof. We are a commercial and residential roofing company located in St.petersburg, FL. We provide roofing services including tile roofing, shingle and solar roofing, metal roofing and roof repair. We have the skills to handle complex jobs and smaller ones.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies in St Petersburg FL. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.