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How to rain proof your home


During this season of the year, with its unexpected sudden downpours, it is often the time when we think about what we should have done rainproof our homes. While hindsight can give you perfect clarity it is extremely annoying to realise that you could have prevented major water damage. After just 20 minutes of heavy rain on an unprotected roof your home may be taking in a great deal of water. What can be done about this?

The first thing you should do is to see to your roof. Roofs are often neglected and if left to their own devices will eventually cause you problems. Depending on what roof material you have on your home you may be able to effect repairs yourself or you may want to call in professional help. In either case you will want to make sure that your roof has a protective layer that will cause the water to run off and not to enter your home.

The other major thing that is neglected but is essential for rain management is the gutters around the house. If these are choked with leaves and degree when the rain comes they will overflow and cause damage. It's no one's ideal activity to get up on the roof and clean out the gutters but it is a necessity if you want to avoid water damage. Freely flowing gases can transport an astonishing amount of water from around your house and cause it to leave harmlessly.