3 Ways to Storm Proof Your Roof This Season

As storm season approaches, it’s crucial to ensure your roof is ready to withstand whatever Mother Nature throws its way. According to data from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA), Virginia experiences an average of six massive weather events over a five year period. Don’t wait until storm season to get your home ready for severe weather. Here’s a few things that you can do to prepare your roof before the weather gets more unpredictable.

Trim Overhanging Branches

You’ve probably got a major threat to your roof directly overhead. If you have dead or damaged tree limbs overhanging your roof, then they can break off during a storm. To protect your roof, trim back any overhanging branches and remove debris from your yard as quickly as possible. Be sure to use caution when using a ladder and always work with a partner. 

Clean Your Downspouts and Gutters

Clogged gutters and downspouts are another threat to your roof during storm season. This can lead to water damage and leaks in your home. So before storm season hits, remove any debris that you find that prevents drainage. You can use a power washer or remove the debris with a trench tool.

Inspect and Repair Any Damage

The best way to prep your roof for storm season is to conduct a thorough inspection. You can conduct a visible inspection to look for any signs of damage like cracked tiles or missing shingles. If you’re not comfortable inspecting the roof yourself, consider hiring a professional roofing contractor like Elevated Contracting to do the job for you. 

Your Roofing Partner

Are you ready to get your roof storm-ready? It’s important that you take the time to prepare your roof before storm season starts to save money, time, and stress in the long run. You don’t have to do it alone though. Our team of experienced roofing professionals is ready to help you keep your home safe and secure, no matter what the weather brings.
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