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Tips to Ready Your Roof for a Storm

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Prepare your home for future storms.

Often when the forecast predicts storms, homeowners are concerned about how their house will handle it. Heavy winds and rain can wreak havoc on roofs, but there are ways to prevent serious roof repairs. Follow the tips below to get a head start on preventing roof damage this storm season.

1. Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Even a light breeze can fill up your gutter and downspouts with debris and leaves over time. However, when a storm hits, it is almost certain that the materials that are in the gutter will clog it, making it hard to control the rainwater. The water will accumulate on your roof weighing down the structure and seeping into your home. This type of damage can require expensive flood restoration and roof repair services, which is why you should clean your gutters and downspouts regularly.

2. Trim branches Away from Home

Heavy wind is one of the many elements of a storm, trees often fall due to storms. Strong winds can break branches, and if those are close to your roof, you can end up with severe damage to your home. Make sure you have no branches hanging over your home, trim them back on a when they do.

3. Schedule Regular Roof Inspections

Being proactive is always a good idea, instead of waiting for problems to arise, schedule regular inspections from a professional roofing service. That will allow you to stay one step ahead of issues, so when a storm hits, you are prepared. Inspections identify the weak spots of your roof, such as leaks, structural weakness, and loose shingles, and professionals can fix them before the situation gets worse.

If you have been hit by a storm or want to be proactive, call our SERVPRO team on (808) 235- 5015. We specialize in restoration and reconstruction services for fire damage, mold, and storms. Call today for an inspection.

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