The rainy season is here, and while the change in weather will provide a welcome relief from drought, heavy storms can be brutal to the exterior of homes and buildings. Doing preventative roof maintenance now will ensure that your roof is protected and ready for whatever rain, hail or shine the season throws at it – avoiding costly repairs down the line.

Here are some simple steps you can take to prepare your roof for the rain:

Clear out your gutters

Over autumn and winter, especially during windy weather, gutters can quickly become clogged with leaves and other debris. This can cause serious issues when the rain hits, preventing water from flowing from your gutter and safely away from your home. Reduce water flow issues and potential damage to your gutters and roof by taking the time to clear out blockages.

Inspect for damage

Especially in older homes, where proper maintenance hasn’t been seen to, it’s a good idea to get up on your roof and check for broken or slipped tiles. Even if the damage is not too serious, a particularly heavy storm is all it could take to turn a broken tile into a major leak.Get a professional roofing contractor like Connoisseur Roofs to replace any broken tiles.

Fix roof leaks

Do you have water spots on your ceiling or interior walls? If you suspect a roof leak, now is a good time to get Connoisseur Roofs to help you identify where the leak is originating from and fix the problem before it gets worse.

Waterproof your roof

Even if you don’t have a leak, roof waterproofing is necessary to prevent future moisture problems in your home. Not only does a waterproofed roof reduce your chances of leaks, but it also dramatically extends the life of your roof.

Being proactive is essential to prepare your roof before the rain sets in for good. If your roofis in need of repairs, preventative maintenance or waterproofing – nothing beats the eye of a professional roof contractor. Contact Connoisseur Roofs today for a free estimate.