Your roof is a significant investment so you want it to stay protected against harsh weather. By keeping it in good shape, you can also ensure the safety of everyone in your home.
Have Your Roof Inspected
Your contractors have the skills to determine the condition of your roof and if it’s strong enough to handle storms. They will locate roof damage by inspecting the roof surface as well as your home’s interior. Your roofers will also look for loose shingles, cracked caulk and leaks. Following the inspection, they will give you a detailed report, which can include the life expectancy of your roof and a quote for repairs.
Keep Your Gutters Clean
Maintaining an efficient drainage system helps in preventing storm damage. Make sure your gutters are kept clean to ensure water is directed away from your roof and your home during a storm. Replace or repair damaged gutters.
Strong winds can blow off the bottom row of shingles and the rest of the layers along with them. Making sure that the bottom row is secure can prevent shingle blow-offs during a storm.
Look for loose shingles, and readhere as necessary. Purchase a tube of roofing cement if your roof isn’t high-wind rated. You can use it to secure the bottom row of shingles. Apply three, one-inch dots of cement on the middle and sides of each shingle. It can take up to two weeks for the cement to settle so do this ahead of time.
Ridgeline Construction Roofing & Exteriors is one of the most trusted gutter, siding and metal roof coatings contractors. We will help you find the best products at the best price. Call us at (256) 325-1345, or complete our online form to request a free quote.