Rain, Rain Go Away–Keeping Water Out of Your Home

October 30, 2009 | Filed under: Miscellanous Articles,Uncategorized

The purpose of any roof is to keep water out of the home. Wind, snow and hail all work to create a space for water to work its way under the roofing, into the attic and eventually, through the insulation and drip, drip, drip into your bedroom. The strength of the material on top of your roof, will preserve and protect what lives underneath it. It is important to know where water is most likely to find its way into your home so you can protect what you love.

Exposed nails are the most likely place for water to enter your home. The sun’s energy causes screws and nails to expand and contract and plastic or rubber washers to deteriorate. All of that works to take a tight nail hole and give it just a little wiggle room. That’s all the rain needs to find its way inside.

The most protective roofs have concealed nails and fasteners that keep the sun, rain and weather away. Shingles that have interlocking sides and hidden fasteners, when properly installed, keep out the weather for a lifetime.