Prime storm season is upon us. In most cases, it’s better to be prepared than to deal with the after effects. The same theory applies in order to protect your roof from storm damage.
A storm can happen at any time, so it’s best to make sure that your roof is in excellent condition to withstand its forces. There are several key steps every homeowner should take to protect their roof from storm damage.
In this post, we will explore some of the top ways to keep your roof protected.
Remove Trees That May Compromise Your Roof
Summer and winter storms can be brutal on the trees near your home. If a tree is too close to your home, strong winds from a storm can cause it to break or lean into your roof.
To avoid this, many homeowners remove trees that are too close to their home or when they notice that the tree is losing an extensive amount of leaves and branches.
Branch and leaf loss may be an indication that the tree is not as strong as it used to be, which means it is at risk of breaking during a storm.
Get Routine Maintenance on Your Roof
Many homeowners don’t perform regular inspections or maintenance on their roof. When small issues are left unaddressed, it can lead to a more advanced issue in the future; this also applies to roof damage.
Every day your roof has to endure intense heat, cold, rain, hail, or snow. Without routine maintenance or inspections, your roof is more susceptible to damage.
Regular maintenance allows an inspector to spot any minor issues like leaks and stains and recommend the appropriate solutions to address these issues.
Asses and Repair Damage as Soon as Possible
No matter how prepared you are, storm damage can still occur. After a storm, be sure to quickly assess the roof for damage.
Safely remove any debris from the roof and check for damage such as cracks, chips, leaking, or staining. Once you assess the damage, you can determine if professional action is needed.
Do You Have Storm Damage?
As mentioned, storm damage can happen to anyone. The risk is lower if you receive routine maintenance and inspections on your roof. Taking a proactive approach to protecting your home can save you time and money in the long run.
While storm damage to your roof is inconvenient and a hassle, our team at Crown Remodeling can make the process simple, easy, and affordable for you.
After a storm, our inspectors arrive ready to assess the damage and explain the results of your inspection. We can even work with you and your insurance company on your behalf to ensure you are getting the most out of your insurance.
The professional inspectors, representatives, and adjusters at Crown Remodeling are committed to helping you restore your roof to its original condition. We provide experienced roof replacement services to suit all of your needs.
To learn more about our storm damage process, contact us today.