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7 Steps to maintain your roof to prevent a leak

There are several ways to help prevent roof leaks:

  1. Regular inspections and maintenance: Have a professional inspect your roof at least twice a year and make any necessary repairs or replacements.

  2. Keep gutters and downspouts clean: Make sure your gutters and downspouts are free of debris, so water can flow freely and not back up on the roof.

  3. Seal flashing and vents: Flashing and vents are common areas where leaks occur. Make sure they are sealed properly to prevent water from entering.

  4. Proper ventilation: Adequate ventilation is important to prevent the buildup of moisture and heat in the attic, which can cause leaks.

  5. Choose the right materials: Use high-quality, weather-resistant materials for your roof to ensure long-term durability and protection against leaks.

  6. Trim trees and bushes around the house: Overhanging tree branches and nearby bushes can damage the roof and allow water to seep in.

  7. Inspect and repair any damage promptly: Any damage to the roof, whether it's a missing shingle or a cracked tile, should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible to prevent leaks.

As always we recommend using a licensed roofer for any repairs or inspections that may be un-safe for the home owner.

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