June 09, 2015
How to Be Roof-Ready for Summer Storms
Will your roof protect you against heavy rains and high winds these next few months? Thunderstorms occur frequently and unexpectedly in the summertime, which means your roof should be prepared to protect you against severe weather. Preparing your roof for storms needs to be at the top of your priority list before summer officially starts, since it could be the barrier that ends up saving your life.
It doesn’t take a lot of time to get roof-ready for storms, but you need to be thorough when checking the sustainability of your roof. Here are simple steps you can take to make sure your roof will keep you safe this stormy season.
Know Your Roof
In case you haven’t already, we’d like to remind you to familiarize yourself with the material your roof is made of and make sure you know how to maintain the material. Roofing materials that can best withstand storms are shingles and metal tiles.
Check The Security Of Your Roof
Check the ground around your house for missing pieces of your roof and siding. Replace any material that is damaged or missing as soon as possible. In addition, use caulk or weather stripping in gaps that need to be filled, and where roofing material is cracked.
Damage often times occurs to roofing systems because of hanging foliage. Check around your property for dead branches and falling limbs. If these items are hanging directly over your property, minimize the chances of damage and cut them down.
Foliage and other debris will clog and damage your gutter system, so it is important to check the system after every storm. The purpose of your gutters is to prevent flooding around your property, so it is crucial that your system is regularly unclogged. Gutters will collapse if too much debris is left in the system and rain water builds up.
Do you have additional roofing questions? Visit our website and submit your questions or concerns about your residential or commercial roof.
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