Array
Building & Renovating

Is Your Roof Ready For The Typhoon Season?

Make sure you accomplish these important tasks for repair-proof rainy day

Shares
Original Article: Reggie Reginaldo Photography: achievealife.com (Main Photo)

If you've lived in the Philippines for a while, you probably know that the rainy season can last for months on end. While it can be the perfect weather for long weekends and sleeping in, unfortunately, this kind of rainy weather can be destructive for the exteriors of the home—especially the roof. Keep yours in mint condition by ticking off these maintenance must-dos from your list: 


  • Use a garden hose to flush out the gutters. To clean downspouts, turn the hose on full-blast and thread it into the drain opening.
  • Check the downspout for leaks. Depending on the level of damage, the repair can be as simple as applying a rubber sealant or it might involve replacement of the dented area.
  • Make sure to stand on the ladder and never to step on the gutters! It is highly-likely that you’ll damage it and cause breakage leading to leaks.


  • Inspect the roof covering for decayed, damaged, cracked or blistered areas. It's easier to prevent than repair holes. 
  • Search for water pooling and for water stains, as these indicate and uneven surface and the presence of leaks.
  • Prune overhanging tree branches that can fall and cause roof damage.
  • Periodically remove rooftop debris. Try doing it every other month if you live somewhere dusty and once every three months if you live far from the city. 

Main photo: achievealife.com

This snippet originally appeared in the May 2004 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

This Harry Potter-Inspired Suite in Tagaytay Will Cast a Spell On You

Make your wizarding dreams come true in this spacious 55sqm unit that can accommodate six to eight people

Here’s How To Organize All The Makeup Products In Your Bathroom

Don't let beauty product clutter take over your bathroom. Create a makeup area that you'd want to visit everyday.

A Complete Makeover In Taytay For A Deserving Family

We revisit one of our most heartwarming makeovers by Grace Moslares for a deserving family with a child who needed a new home

These Are The Best Vacuum Cleaners To Buy At Every Budget

Whether your budget is high or low, these upright vacuum cleaners will be worth your money

Future Condo Owners Can Demand Wi-Fi Installation With a QR Code

Ortigas & Co. executive explains how property developers are innovating while remaining cautious

These 7 Things Should Be Taken Out Of Your Bedroom

Get rid of these things and make your bedroom a place where you can unwind from the stress of everyday life

A Cozy Makeover for a Bare One-Bedroom Condo Unit

Interior designer Angelica Dumalus transformed the once blank space into an envy-worthy home we want to call our own

5 Mistakes You're Making When Storing Food in the Refrigerator

Maximize the space and keep your food fresh by organizing it properly

These Things Inside Your Home May Be Making You Ill

Without proper and regular cleaning, you could be making your house a breeding ground of bacteria

How Pauleen Luna’s Home Style Has Changed Since Getting Married

The houses we've featured have striking similarities�"from the chosen style to the look and feel of the areas

8 Pantry Organizers You Can Count On

Keep your supplies in place with these trusty essentials

Expect Heavy Traffic as Rockwell Bridge Nears 30-Month Closure

The new bridge to replace it will cost Php1.2B and won't be completed until 2020
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!