Building & Renovating

5 Roof Maintenance Tips

With the start of the rainy season, it's best that you secure your roof to avoid major property damage

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno

One of the common problems faced by homeowners during the rainy season is a leaky roof. This causes damage not just on the materials of your home but on your furniture and appliances as well.

Be prepared for the rainy season and keep your home safe by securing your roof. Let these tips guide you.

Do regular checkups and address problems ASAP

When was the last time you had your roof checked? Inspect for rust and cracks that may cause leaks when it rains. After checking, have it repaired as soon as possible. You can work on your roof using sealants. However, if there is already a major damage, you might need to replace the metal sheets. Consult with your trusted carpenter. 

Remove leaves, branches, and dirt

Clear the gutter of dried leaves and dirt that may cause clogging during the rainy season. Do the same thing for downspouts while directing everything into the drain opening.

Inspect your gutters

Every homeowner must schedule a time for checking gutters. See if there are pools of water and adjust the gutters to create a smooth slope.

 Repair dents on downspouts

If needed, apply sealant (like Vulcaseal) or replace the dented section if the damage is severe. Consult with a professional to see if major repairs are needed.

Examine the roof’s condition

Are there any damages in your roof? If needed, replace damaged or missing roof tiles. Make sure you clean or remove debris every month.

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