You already know how important the roof is to the foundation of your home, but do you know how to prepare your roof for heavy rainfall? The news has been repeatedly calling this the “El Nino” Season so we want to share a few tips to help you prep your roof for the rain.
- Conduct a roof inspection from the ground. Step back from the roof a ways and look for shrinking or curling shingles as well as shingles that are slipping out of place.
- Hire a roofing contractor to come out and do a roof inspection if you haven’t already this summer. RC Roofing Company offers FREE inspections! A professional roofing contractor can check the entire rofoing system, not just the visual appearance of the shingles.
- Clean your gutters! Particularly after the fall, leaves and other debris can clog up gutters resulting in a whole mess of rain-related issues. Clogged gutters won’t be able to move water away from the home, which can lead to water infiltration.
- The final tip we have is to make sure that all downspouts are working to direct rainwater away from the foundation of the home.
If you have any other questions or need to have your roof inspected, call RC Roofing Company today. We’re your trusted, local partner in roofing for both residential and commercial buildings.