Nothing puts more fear into a homeowner than drips of water. Whether it’s in the basement, from a window, or up in the rafters, water can cause a ton of damage in a short amount of time, especially if it goes unnoticed. Luckily there are plenty of quick and inexpensive ways to seal up smaller leaks without having to replace your whole roof.

It’s important to ensure that you are covering and sealing the entire area well throughout the repair job. Moisture can seep through the smallest of cracks and you won’t even know until it’s too late. Having tarps on hand is always a good idea since they can be used for a variety of purposes. You can use them to cover openings in your home during renovations and as a temporary cover before you apply a more permanent sealant.

Poly sheeting is also a good item to have on hand and can be used as a vapor barrier for added protection under floors and between walls. It’s also the perfect thing for covering appliances and tools during renovations or during extremely leaky conditions when your belongings need to be kept safe.

For leaky roofs that just need a little attention and are still in good shape, rubber sealant can buy you a few more years and is easy to use. Henry Wet Patch is made to be used in any condition – rain, cold, heat, or dry. Spread it on and seal the leak, even in a torrential downpour, saving yourself some stress and heartache (though you’ll get a little wet)! Designed to stick on wet and dry surfaces, it’s the ideal product to seal many areas of your home from leaks, including roofs, chimneys, air conditioning vents, gutters, and more!

Having the right supplies on hand can protect your home from water damage. It never hurts to have useful items on hand like poly sheeting and tarps on hand, as the projects they can be used for are numerous. You’ll be glad to be prepared for any situation! Not prepared yet? Stop on in to any of our locations to pick up the supplies you need to weather any storm.