Storm Preparedness Checklist. How to prepare your Roof.
Storms can cause a lot of damage to roofs, so it's important to be prepared. Here is a Storm Preparedness Checklist on how to prepare your Roof from the next storm:
Inspect your roof regularly. This is especially important if you live in an area that is prone to storms. Look for any damage, such as loose shingles or missing flashing.
Clean your gutters and downspouts. Debris can clog gutters and downspouts, preventing water from draining properly. This can lead to water damage to your roof.
Trim trees near your roof. Overhanging branches can damage your roof during a storm.
Secure loose items. Things like patio furniture, garbage cans, and toys can become projectiles during a storm. Secure them so they don't damage your roof.
Have a plan. Know what you will do if a storm is coming. This may include boarding up your windows or moving valuables to a safe place.
If a storm is coming, there are a few things you can do to protect your roof:
Bring in outdoor furniture and decorations. This will prevent them from becoming airborne and damaging your roof.
Close any open windows and doors. This will help to prevent water from entering your home.
Turn off the electricity and gas. This will help to prevent fires if there is lightning damage.
Stay indoors until the storm has passed.
By following these tips, you can help to protect your roof from the next storm. Here are some additional tips for homeowners who live in areas that are prone to hurricanes:
Have your roof inspected by a professional every year. This will help to identify any potential problems before they become major repairs.
Install hurricane straps or clips. These will help to secure your roof to the house, making it less likely to be blown off during a storm.
Consider installing a metal roof. Metal roofs are more durable than asphalt shingles and can withstand high winds and hail.
By taking these steps, you can help to protect your home and family from the next storm. If you have any questions about storm preparedness, please contact at 910-366-2006 or visit our website www.highlyaffordableroofing.com
We want your home and your bank account to stay safe this storm season!