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Puddles on the floor of the veranda? Moisture trails on the walls? Or even worse, drops that make little "flocs, flocs" crashing between the glasses of your friends, invited for a drink... No doubt, your veranda flees! Rather to redo the decor by installing umbrellas, go in search of the cause of infiltration for better repair.

Infiltrations of water in the veranda: check the gutter or gutter

It can make you smile so much this advice seems simplistic and yet... A plugged gutter or a gutter obstructed by the accumulation of leaves or twigs, by moss finding there a favorable ground, do not fulfill their office any more effectively. The water that can no longer flow will find another way and infiltrate the veranda.

With caution, take out your stepladder and go and inspect the gutter or gutter. Get rid of all the trash that clutters them. It is advisable to do this check once a year. This is also true for the gutters or gutters of the house.

Check the junction between the veranda and the wall of the house

When infiltrations appear at the wall of your house, it's a safe bet the tightness between the veranda and this wall who is involved.

When building a veranda, it is a critical technical point. If the join was poorly made, soon infiltrations appear. But even a perfect job suffers the wear and tear of time. It is then necessary to replace the seal. It is a delicate maneuver, because it is necessary to have the adequate equipment to mount at the top of the roof of the veranda in full safety.

The best is to have a flashing installed. It is a profiled strip that comes to rest at the junction between the wall and the top of the roof of the veranda to seal between the two buildings. Most often it is made of metal (zinc, galvanized steel or aluminum).

One or the other of the solutions depends on the configuration of the roof and its slope. The lower the slope of the roof of the veranda, the better the watertightness must be treated since the water will drain less quickly.

Check the roof

Whatever the type of material that makes up the roof of your porch (glass, polycarbonate, sandwich panels), it can break or crack. That's when the leak is assured. If the deterioration is a result of a hail storm, do not forget to contact your insurance as soon as possible to request support.

But cracks may also indicate that the material exposed to heat as well as cold, becomes fragile. A small crack can be repaired with a silicone or polyurethane clear sealant. But for larger cracks, it is better to change the damaged plate. If more than one plate is damaged, consider renovating the roof of your screened porch.

Infiltration in the roof, while the plates are intact, is a sign that the problem is at the joints of the profiles that hold the plates. The sun ends up cooking them. They harden and lose effectiveness. If the type of joint still exists, a professional can easily replace them. Otherwise, it can always make a silicone seal.

Good to know: If the infiltrations have deteriorated furniture and / or a wall covering, contact your insurance. You can be compensated for water damage.

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