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How can I maintain my roof and avoid water infiltration?

Photo of a flat roof

Having a well-maintained roof is crucial to ensure the longevity of your home and avoid expensive water damage. Fortunately, there are steps you can take as a homeowner to maintain your roof while also recognizing the importance of seeking professional assistance for specific tasks. At René Perron Couvreurs, we specialize in servicing flat roofs in the Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough. We can give you all the practical advice to prevent a leaky roof. Follow this guide!


Remove all types of debris

Dead leaves and other debris can quickly accumulate in your eavestroughs. If left unchecked, this debris can obstruct water flow, cause overflows, damage the eavestroughs, and even allow water to seep into your home. Inspect them regularly and clean them when necessary.


Over time, all sorts of things can accumulate on your roof, including dirt, branches and bird’s nests. This can cause problems like blocked gutters, poor ventilation and mould and fungus growth. Carefully remove all debris from the roof to avoid these problems.


Clear snow from the roof

In winter, the weight of ice and snow on your building’s roof can cause structural damage and water leaks. Regularly removing snow from your roof, ideally by hiring professionals, is paramount.


Conduct a visual inspection

It’s crucial to regularly visually inspect your roof to spot any signs of damage early on. Look for signs of wear and tear, such as missing shingles, cracks in the membrane or areas that seem to be deteriorating. By conducting a thorough examination, you can identify any irregularities and take corrective measures before they worsen.


Invest in professional inspections

It’s also important to know that specific tasks require the expertise of a qualified professional, such as roof inspections. Call the experts to check the following:


  • The watertightness of the joints. This is important to prevent water from getting inside your building. An inspection can identify damaged joints, allowing for repairs before further damage occurs.

  • The condition of the drainage and insulation systems. Only a professional can check these systems and ensure they’re working correctly. They can identify issues that need to be fixed to prevent future problems.


If your roof’s shingles or membrane are damaged, you must leave the repairs to the experts. A poor repair job can worsen the issue and compromise the structural integrity of your roof.


Roof maintenance and repairs

Proactively maintaining your roof can save you a lot of money in the long run. If you need to hire a professional, call René Perron Couvreurs. We specialize in servicing flat roofs in the Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough. Give us a call!


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