How to Prevent Roof Leaks

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One of the common causes of a flood is leaky roofs. There are plenty of uncontrollable factors that can cause damage to your roof. According to National Roofing Contractors Association, a professional roof inspection and maintenance should be conducted regularly to prevent future problems. To identify potential issues before they cause costly damage, follow this tips and preventative tactics.

The most common source of roof leaks tends to be chimneys, skylight windows, plumbing vents, and other items located on the roof that can interrupt water flow. Inspect the ceilings and see if any points of contact with these objects need to be sealed, painted or finished with neoprene/rubber.

Your roof will benefit greatly from a drip edge, an overhang that ensures that water does not run directly on the fascia or drains into the gutters. Additionally, the drip edge is also a good protection from pests getting into the house. Roof-to-wall transitions and dormers are good places to install step flashing.

Sometimes, the leaky ceiling does not indicate a problem in your roof, but in the house’s attic. The problems may arise from poor ventilation, plumbing or air conditioning. Inspect for any signs of condensation, such as mold, soaked insulation, and rust.

If you are unable to detect the source of the problem, contact AAA Flood Drying for additional consultation. Even if worse comes to worst, we got you covered: for decades, we have been successfully drying hardwood floors and carpets, drywall and ceilings. The faster you give us a call after a flood, the bigger guarantee is that we’ll restore your property’s interior to its original condition.