How to Prevent Water Damage

One of the main reasons to get your roof inspected regularly is to prevent leaks into your home. Once you notice that you have a leak, you’ve really waited too long. By the time you see water coming into your home, the decking under the shingles has often started to rot. Waiting to repair leaks can cause expensive and preventable damage.

Any penetrations into the house are potential leak points that need to be inspected regularly to ensure there is a proper seal between the interior of the house and the roof. Examples of these potential leak points are chimneys, flashing, skylights, bathroom vents, kitchen vents, and pipe flashings.

If you already have a leak, we can fix your roof and all of your interior damage. Leaks will often cause damage to decking, insulation, drywall, flooring, molding, and paint. Fascia (where the roof decking meets the perimeter of the home) can be damaged by prolonged exposure to water. The two best solutions to preventing fascia rot are drip edge and gutters. Drip edge is metal flashing installed under the shingles on the edge of your roof that routes water away from the fascia around your home. Gutters route water into downspouts and away from your home.

The best thing that you can do to prevent leaks and water damage to your home is to have regular roof inspections. Your roof should be inspected twice a year or after every major storm event. Give Harbeck Roofing & Remodeling a call to schedule your free roof inspection, before you have a leak.