No one likes the helpless feeling of skies clearing after a storm only to realize your home’s been damaged during the chaos, leaving you and your family vulnerable to the elements. Roof damage could occur to your home after a major storm. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a short list of steps for homeowners to take that will help you protect your home against storms.
Place protective material over your roof
Certain wind-resistant roofing materials can be placed on your roof to protect against potential damage, like plywood or high wind shingles. If you have questions about the suitable protective material for your roof, it’s always a good idea to call a roofing company and have them come out, inspect your home, and make appropriate recommendations.
Clean your gutters
Gutters transport water off your roof, so it makes sense that if they were backed up, water could pool on your roof, right? This kind of pooling can end up weighing down your roof and potentially being very dangerous. We know cleaning your gutters is an annoying chore, but it’s an important one- especially if there’s a storm coming.
Cut trees around your home
Trees are beautiful, but if one falls on your home during a storm, the results can be catastrophic. That’s why it’s essential to make sure that trees within falling distance of your home are properly trimmed or cut down. Better safe than sorry!
Remove debris around your home
If you know a storm is coming, it’s always wise to do a quick sweep of the area surrounding your home and scan for debris that could be picked up by the storm so that you can move it somewhere safe. Debris left sitting around for a storm to come by and move around at high winds could potentially be dangerous for the safety of your home.
Regular roof maintenance
Last but probably most important, it is essential that homeowners get their roofs regularly inspected and repaired. Most homeowners skip out on roof maintenance for way too long and then pay the price later with costly repairs! Even if you only have minor damages to your roof, minor damage can turn into considerable damage with the stress of a storm. Don’t wait! Schedule a free roof inspection with a company like Allphase Roofing to ensure that you and your family are protected.