Well the Philippines has only 2 seasons, wet and dry haha. So when it is the hot dry season we for get to check our roof. So when the first rain fell I noticed a few leaks. So now while it is not yet full force I will have a young boy and my helper go over the roof and place the vulca seal on top the nail head on the roof. Some may have dried too hard and cracked. I will also have some placed inside the roof.
I will also have to change a small part of our ceiling which has a hole because of the leaks. I guess we all have to check the roofs, our windows before the storms really come and here in the Philippines we really have very strong winds and typhoons.
First check your ceilings, is some have holes change but if you can’t afford, maybe a sealant. then paint over. I’m not ashamed that before, after putting a sealant I taped over with duct tape, the waterproof one, then I painted over it. Hmm lasted for a while until I was able to buy some plywood.
Also check the windows for loose screws, glass and locks. If you have a screen check it to be sure there are not tears. We also check our drainage so the water wont get stuck and flood the steps or landing. Make sure the rood gutters are clean too. If they over flow it can cause the rain to stay on the roof and then leak in.
Also be prepared have your rechargeable flashlight charged or buy batteries. Have umbrellas and raincoats and boots. At least you will be kind of prepared. There is nothing wrong being prepared always, better than to be unprepared and panic. Keep healthy and dry.