A leaky roof is obviously a problem. One reason that leaks are so troublesome is that many homeowners don’t notice them until after significant secondary damage has occurred.

When it comes to roof leaks, prevention is much better than a cure. Priority Construction Services is a family-owned business with more than 15 years of experience, so we know a thing or two about how to prevent roof leaks and water damage—and we’re happy to share some of our best tips for preventing a leaky roof.

Regular Inspections

All roofing problems can’t be seen from the ground, but routine roofing inspections allow issues to be identified early. Our storm restoration team provides inspections following extreme weather, but we also provide inspections as part of routine maintenance. This is one of the best ways to prevent leaks and extend the life of your roof.

Don’t Ignore Small Issues

A loose shingle might seem like a small issue—but it shouldn’t be ignored. One loose or missing shingle is all it takes for a leak to begin. Staying on top of roof maintenance and making any needed roof repairs immediately helps to prevent leaks.

Keep Trees and Bushes Away from Your Roof

Trees and bushes look nice, but if they are too close to your roof, they can cause damage. When trees are too close, it can cause moss to grow. When this happens, the shingles may lift a bit, opening a spot for water to infiltrate and leak into your home.

Proper Insulation

If your attic lacks proper insulation, that can cause roofing problems. The majority of homes in the U.S. are under-insulated. Take steps to ensure your home has sufficient insulation.

Gutter Maintenance

Ensuring your gutters are functioning properly is an important step in preventing roof leaks. If your gutters are damaged or clogged frequently, it’s time for an upgrade. Install high-performance gutters and gutter guards that handle heavy rainfall and require very little maintenance.

Contact Our Trusted Rochester Roofing Company to Learn More

Priority Construction Services is ready to help with your Rochester roofing needs. Call today to speak with a member of our team or fill out our online contact form now to schedule a free consultation with an experienced roofing professional.