Your roof is one of your home’s main lines of defense against weather extremes. However, a roof can only take so much and can suffer damage from high winds or debris. Even if it looks fine, you should still have it inspected by an experienced roofing contractor after a storm. Professionals can spot and address issues that the untrained eye can easily miss.
Here are tips to help prevent weather-related roof damage.
Place Outdoor Decor and Furniture Inside
Put outdoor decor and furniture inside your garage or shed before the storm hits. Doing so will eliminate the risk of items being carried away by heavy winds and damaging your property. You should also remove debris that could potentially endanger your home.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
With proper care, your roof will stay in good condition and last longer. If it is in top shape, a roof is more capable of withstanding storm-related damage. Keep in mind that waiting for issues to occur before getting inspections isn’t a good idea. Dealing with problems early will save you from costly repairs later.
Keep Your Gutters Clean
Gutters take water safely away from your home, helping you avoid exterior damage, basement flooding, landscaping erosion and other costly issues. An efficient gutter system can help prevent and eliminate standing water that can accelerate the deterioration of different roofing components. It means that keeping roofing in good shape is essential to delay the need for a roof replacement.
Trim Nearby Trees
During high winds, there is the risk of heavy branches or limbs falling on your roof. To keep trees from endangering your property and family, have them trimmed regularly. When branches are too close to the roof, they can cause scratches or even holes on its surface. Worse, they can strain your roof and compromise its structural integrity.
Do you need roofing repair after a storm? Contact Pawcatuck Roofing Company Inc. for prompt and efficient service. Call us at (860) 599-1024. You can also fill out our online form to request an estimate. We serve clients in New London, CT, and nearby areas.