When a violent storm rolls through your town, you want your roof to withstand the wind and rain effectively. However, storm damage can sometimes win the battle against your roof. A heavy hail storm or a gale-force wind can rip off your roof or cause a tree limb to fall on your roof and cause significant damage. So, what can you do to minimize storm damage to your roof and avoid costly water damage to your home?
Routine Roof Maintenance To Protect Against Storm Damage
If you want to make your roof as storm-proof as possible, routine inspections and maintenance should be your priority. Take great care of your roof, and it will take better care of you and your family in all weather conditions. While you may need to schedule emergency storm damage roof repair occasionally, the following preventive maintenance steps will help prevent serious storm damage issues.
Inspect Your Roof
By having your roof inspected periodically by a professional roofing contractor, you can effectively prevent storm damage from occurring. Your roofing contractor will be able to discover loose or damaged shingles which can allow rainwater to seep through your roof and into the attic. Overall, regular inspections can minimize the cost of storm damage repair and ensure your home remains comfortable regardless of the prevailing weather conditions.
Regular Gutter Cleaning
You can directly protect your roof from storm damage by routinely cleaning your gutters, trimming tree branches around your home, and reporting any suspected problems to your roofing contractor as soon as possible. Your roofer will also inspect and clean your gutters to minimize the risk of leaks by draining rainwater off the roof.
Algae growths can weaken shingles and make them more prone to blow-off in a storm. Your roofer can use gentle methods to get rid of the algae without damaging the shingles further, which ensures your roof stands up to storms.
Replacing Curled or Lifting Shingles
Lifted or curled shingles are just one step away from being blown off completely. Your roofing contractor will inspect your shingles and replace any curled or lifted ones early to prevent leaks and extensive water damage.
Flashing is the metal material around skylights, chimneys, and vents. This roofing component is often prone to blowing off in a storm. Your roofer will secure or replace loose flashing to ensure rainwater doesn’t seep in behind.
Schedule Your Roof Maintenance Inspection Today!
Having regular maintenance can help you reduce or even prevent storm damage to your roof. At Adam Vaillancourt Roofing, we offer professional roofing inspections and preventive maintenance in the Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts areas. Our certified roofers will inspect your roof for damage and recommend repairs or replacements as needed. With a keen eye for detail, our roofing contractors can notice problems you would otherwise overlook until a storm wreaks havoc. Contact us today to schedule your free inspection!