El Nino can create interesting weather patterns, causing places like New York to be warmer than Las Vegas on Christmas Day. The current El Nino is expected to be the strongest one in 18 years, and it brings the possibility of drenching precipitation even to drought-prone places like Las Vegas. As a result, roofs in the area could be subject to much more rain than usual, increasing the possibility of leaks.
Take the following precautions to help keep your roof in good shape, even if El Nino drenches the area:
Have Your Roof Checked
You may assume that if you haven’t noticed any signs of leaks in your home, your roof is in good shape. That’s not necessarily the case, however. You may have trouble spots that can’t be detected from the ground. Many leaks occur at flashing connection points, so it’s important to have your entire roof checked thoroughly. Having your roof professionally inspected with our Las Vegas roof repair service will ensure that it can withstand the downpours.
Check and Clean Gutters and Downspouts
Gutters that are clogged with debris will back up during periods of heavy rain, leaving water to pool on your roof instead of being swept away from your home. This can cause leaks to develop, so it’s important to check your gutters for problems before the rain starts and again after the first heavy rains. Make sure they’re clear of debris, have no breaks, and are tight against the roof line.
Have Issues Fixed Quickly
A roofing issue that causes a leak won’t go away on its own. It will become worse over time, exposing your home to water that could cause substantial damage. Check your home periodically for evidence of leaks, including in the attic, so you can have them repaired before they cause larger issues. This will help protect your home from mold, ruined flooring, and other expensive problems that could affect the value and comfort of your property.
To have your roof professionally inspected or to fix leaks before El Nino has a chance to bring drenching rain, contact First Quality Roofing & Insulation. Our Las Vegas roof repair service professionals are well trained and qualified to fix your roofing issues, large or small.