The past few days, it has been raining quite a bit in the Maryland area. The sky has been gray and the atmosphere has felt rather dreary. Many have been staying inside as much as possible and enjoying the heat. During rainy days like these, we hear of a lot of roof leaks. Has this ever happened to you? How can you prevent a leaky roof during rainy days?
If you live in Maryland or the surrounding areas, and you are concerned about a leaky roof, this blog is for you! The best way to prevent leaks is to take steps ahead of time. Let’s take a look at some things you can do to prevent a leaky roof in Maryland:
- Inspect your gutter when the weather is nice. If your gutter is broken or clogged, it will not be able to direct water away from your roof. This makes it unable to fulfill its purpose. Water can then get stuck and build up, weighing down your roof. Eventually, this can cause damage to your shingles and leaks.
- Keep up with roof inspections. Having yearly roof inspections is a great way to ensure that there is no existing damage to your roof. Many companies, such as ours, will offer free inspections, and they can let you know if there is anything that needs to be fixed. Having your shingles fixed ahead of time will prevent water from leaking between and under them. If there is prior damage, it can worsen during storms, so always keep up with your roof’s needs.
- Make sure your roof is up to date. If you have a very old roof, it might be time for a replacement. Old shingles can wear down and lose product over time. If your roof is past its lifespan, it might be time to look into a new one.
As always, if you have any questions, give us a call so we can answer them for you!