Clogged Gutters And Downspouts Cause Roof Leaks
The extra weight from the debris can also cause gutters to sag or even fall down. Usually, downspouts can be cleared by just removing the debris from the gutter, but sometimes a blast of water is needed. For severe clogs, you may have to remove the downspout and clean out the impacted material. Most houses have an eave overhang and therefore an overflowing gutter is not a threat to cause water entry into the home, but it can damage the overhang. For houses that do not have an overhang at the roofline, clear gutters and downspouts are even more critical.
Regular Roof Leak Inspections
To prevent the need of a roof leak repair it’s a good idea to inspect the roof several times during the year. All of the leaves don’t fall at the same time, so one cleaning may not be enough. Many types of roofs can be damaged by inexperienced people walking on them or working from them, and there is the danger of slipping or falling. If roof damage occurs, you are much more likely to develop a leak, so make sure it is an experienced person on your roof.