How to Prevent Roof Leaks

Damaged Shingles On RoofRoof leaks are not just an inconvenience; they cause stress and damage. While dripping water and falling debris would point immediately to a roof leak, not every leak is quite so apparent. In fact, most leaks can take a long time to detect depending on their location, and can cause a lot of damage if left unattended. Absolute Roof Solutions provides professional roofing Vancouver services for residential and commercial properties throughout the Lower Mainland Area, Vancouver. While you can rely on our team to find the source of your roof leaks and provide maintenance services, the best way to treat a leak is to avoid it in the first place!

Here are some helpful tips to keep your roof in great condition and protect your interiors and home’s structure from damage caused by leaks:

  • Trim back overhanging tree limbs: Clearing away any tree branches that hang over the top of your roof will help eliminate the buildup of debris on your roof or in your gutters. Leaves, bark and other debris from nearby trees and plants can cause damage, degrade shingles, or create an unnatural water path that can lead to waterlogging and other problems.
  • Shingles Causing Leaky RoofReseal your flashing and boots: The flashing (edges) and boots (rubber materials that surround vents) are an important part of waterproofing your roof. Caulking and epoxy keep your flashing in place, which is crucial to keeping water outside your home. Schedule a roof inspection to get your flashing and boots properly inspected and repaired. Now is a great time as spring showers do get heavy.
  • Clean your gutters: Your gutters channel water away from your roof and home to a designated area that will properly drain. If there is debris obstructing your gutters from draining the water, a backup could occur, forcing the water to drain somewhere else… likely into your attic or another area of your home! If you find that water has found its way into your home, call for emergency roof repairs.
  • Inspect your roof: If your roof is not easily accessible or visible, there is only so much preventative action you can take. Contact local experts for roof inspections to keep your roof well-maintained and avoid the risk of leaks. At Absolute Roof Solutions, we go a step further by offering a preventative roof maintenance program that includes bi-annual roof inspections.

Hire a Reliable Company for Roof Maintenance

Take action before your roof leaks or becomes damaged. Contact Absolute Roof to schedule a consultation in order to keep your roof functioning and looking its best. Avoid the huge costs and headaches associated with a leaking roof by booking your inspection today.

Absolute Roof Solutions has a team of skilled roofers who are ready to take on your residential and commercial roof repairs in the Vancouver Lower Mainland Area. Trust our team to pinpoint the location of any leaks and offer advice for simple preventative measures or maintenance repairs. Increase the longevity of your roof with our affordable maintenance services and fast roofing repairs.

Follow these maintenance tips to prevent your roof from leaking or contact Absolute Roof Solutions at (604) 263-0334 if you have already found a leak.