Although leaks can be caused by a range of troublesome home issues, there are several measures that can be taken to keep your home free from pesky water damage. Here, we’ll explore three essential leak-protection measures and discuss how neglecting them could diminish the appearance and value of your property.
- Check to see if your home’s gutter system is in working order.
Gutters are sometimes overlooked, but they should be closely monitored by any homeowner intent on keeping a home in peak condition for several reasons – including leak protection. For example, clogged gutters can lead to water buildup on the roof. In a perfect world, your roof would keep that water out of your home without a hassle. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case (more on that later), and the roof may instead allow the water to leak into your attic, causing potentially disastrous structural damage.
- Repair (or replace) your roof.
At New Jersey Siding & Windows, we’ve developed a reputation as roof repair experts, so we’re no strangers to leak damage caused by bad roofing. These leaks can originate from even the smallest imperfections, from minor chips to missing shingles. And as we’ve mentioned, a leaky roof can lead to a leaky attic and then to further interior damage, which can prove immensely expensive to rectify.
- Make sure your siding is properly installed and protected.
Siding serves as a steadfast barrier between the elements and your home, but it does have potential weaknesses. In some cases, if either your siding or roof isn’t appropriately installed, water may drip behind the siding from your roof. This dripping water can damage the structure of your home’s walls and even leak into your basement.
Fortunately, the experts at New Jersey Siding & Windows are well versed in both siding and roofing installation to ensure your home is equipped with appropriate leak-protection measures. To learn more about our services or to schedule your leak-protection appointment, contact us online or by phone at 973-895-1113.