Preparing Your Roof for Rainy Weather

As the weather becomes cooler and the days become shorter, it is apparent the rainy season is about to make its soggy return. Autumn is a great time of year, with the kids back in the school and the weather more tolerable, but it’s also the time of year when you should make sure that your home is prepared for the season to come. Preman Roofing is here to supply you with the information you need for a safe winter and the best professional roofing in San Diego.

To get started preparing your roof for rain, make sure you do these four things:

Clean Up

It’s very important to remove any debris that you may have on your roof before the rain starts. Remove any leaves, pine needles, branches and anything else you find up there, making sure that the surface is completely cleared. When it starts raining and you have debris on your roof, it can hold onto the moisture and start to rot or grow mold. This can lead to the deterioration of roofing material.

If you are confident or experienced enough to walk up on your roof, you can get up there to start clearing off the roof. Pay attention to the valleys, where most water damage can occur, ensuring that debris is cleaned up to allow water to flow.

Being up on the roof is dangerous, however, so it’s usually best to have a roofing professional come and perform the task. Plus, with all of their experience and knowledge, you can be sure that they will adequately get the job done.

Clean the Gutters

Leaves and debris also have a habit of collecting in your gutters, which can create a big problem. If your gutters are not cleaned out properly, it can lead to a clog in the downspouts, meaning that rainwater will begin to overflow. This can lead to major roof damage and damage to the trim and siding. Plus, the extra weight of the leaves and debris saturated with water can start to pull your gutters loose from the anchor, leading to collapse.

To avoid this situation, make sure that your gutters clean. Thoroughly clear out your gutters regularly, especially once the trees around your home have gone bare. You can also install gutter screens and guards to get ahead of the problem. As with any roof project, it might be best to have a roofing professional complete the if you feel uncomfortable.

Check for Damages

Another great way to help your roof out this season is by being proactive about any signs of roof deterioration. That way, you can get ahead of any damages before they turn into a more expensive and urgent situation.

Once your roof is cleared and clean, you can scan the surface for any missing or cracked shingles, or ones that have frayed or curled around the edges. You should also check the flashing around the chimney, skylights and vent stacks for damage. When you have a leak, these are usually the areas the leak comes from. You can avoid doing this on the roof by using binoculars from the ground. However, it’s advisable to employ the expertise of a roofing professional so that nothing is overlooked. You may not even realize something has to be replaced or fixed until it is too late.

Professional Roofing in San Diego

With these tips above, you should be well on your way to preparing your roof for the rainy season. Preman Roofing is here to provide you with an expert roof maintenance program that will provide you with expert roofing services, as well as giving you peace of mind that your roof is being taken care of. For more information about professional roofing in San Diego, make sure to check out our process.