Roof Leaks in Clifton Park
Clifton Park Homeowners: Get Advice On Taking the Best Care Of Your Leaky Roof
Clifton Park, New York, gets about 38 inches of rain per year – that’s one inch more compared to the US average of 37 inches. And Snowfall? 62 inches per year is the average in Clifton Park. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year and the number of days with any measurable precipitation in the area is 125 days.
Your roof is out in those elements the whole time! So what’s some good advice on taking care of it?
Be sure you have your roof in mind when thinking about the overall care of your home. Many people take the roof for granted. But, your roof protects your family, after all.
Leaks: Shingles or Something Else?
Though shingles could be the cause of leaks, take a look at your roof’s foundation. Water can enter into many areas that are rotting. Check all possible entries, including looking for rotted wood, to make sure the problem is solved permanently by a contractor.
When Hiring a Contractor
When hiring a contractor to work on your roof, do your homework. Don’t just hire the cheapest guy or the first one you find. Instead, look for those with great testimonials and those with high ratings and reviews online.
Temporary Leak “Fixes”
Have a leak and can’t wait for us to get there (we’re fast, but can’t promise same day service)? Get yourself a piece of heavy plastic and carefully place it over the leaking area.
Important: You should never climb on your roof and try finding damaged areas yourself. If you’re having major issues, get Home Evolution out there ASAP. You should not take the risk of having the roof cave in with you on top of it.
You want to ensure your roof maintains a state of good repair — this is extremely important. Investing a little extra time in the process can save you considerable distress in the future.