Storms can wreak havoc on your roof. Whether the damage is caused by hail, high winds or heavy snow or rain, you may be looking at costly repairs that you hadn’t planned or budgeted for. While you can’t control Mother Nature, there are a few things you can do to boost your roof’s protection against storms.
In today’s post, Winfield Builders, a top local roofing company, shares tips on ways to minimize the risk of storm damage.
Strengthen your roof’s protection against storm damage with preventive maintenance. A well-maintained roof has a better chance at withstanding inclement weather. Through routine inspections and repairs, you have the opportunity to address existing issues that could lead to more serious damage during a storm.
Leaves, twigs and other debris that land on your roofing system may look harmless, but if they get picked up by strong winds, they can rub against the protective granules of your asphalt shingle roof, causing damage. Make sure to trim back overhanging branches of the trees surrounding your property to prevent this type of damage.
You should inspect your roof yourself on a regular basis from the ground using a pair of binoculars. However, it’s also important to schedule professional inspections–ideally twice a year. A professional knows how to spot damage that the untrained eye would likely miss.
At Winfield Builders, our Haag-certified pros can perform an in-depth inspection of your roof to help it defend against storm damage in the future. If we find substantial damage following a storm, we’ll repair it and also assist you with your insurance claim.
Count on us for your other exterior home improvement needs, including siding installation and window replacement. Call our Olney office at (301) 329-8295 or our Annapolis office at (410) 401-5045. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve residents of Columbia and Annapolis, MD.