Baton Rouge Property Damage From Rain Water
Did you know that water damage is the seconds most frequently filed insurance claim in the United States. And while a good portion of the damage enters from the roofing system, there are many other ways that water can damage your property. The key to preventing water damage is to keep your property including your roof well maintained. the following are common problem areas for water damage.
Driveways: Driveways are commonly designed so that water can runoff and be delivered to a drainage system. However there are a variety of obsticles that can cause the water to collect and be diverted back towards your home. These obsticles include debris, lawn waste, garabage, and even lawn toys. Any of these obstacles can obstruct the proper drainage of water away from your home.
Ground Pitch: An important area of inspection that is commonly overlooked is the ground pitch or angle around your home. If the ground is pitched in a awy that water runs towards your home this could lead to greater water damage issues in time. If you notice standing water around your home, you may want to check the ground pitch and make sure it directs water away from your home.
Gutters: A very common issues that can cause water damage is clogged gutters. Gutters are designed to collect water that runs off of your roof and carry that water to the down spouts. If the gutters are clogged, the water will overflow and can damage the roof or the water will spill over the edges and can damage the home structure. Cleaning your gutters can prevent water damage.
Down Spouts: When gutters collect water, they carry this water to the down spouts that are designed to carry the water away from your home. If the down spouts are not used properly they can become ineffective. Down spouts should carry water away from your home. If water collects at the end of the down spout purchase an extender to carry the water further away or dig a small trench to carry the water away and channel it away from the home.
Ryson Roofing Baton Rouge’s premiere roofing company is dedicated to educating homeowners on basic techniques that can help you avoid water damage issues. Ryson Roofing specializes in residential roofing and offers free roof inspections to help homeowners spot any roof damage that can cause greater damage to more than just the roofing system. For a FREE roof inspection, call Ryson today!!