Regardless of where you live, it’s important to weatherproof your roof. Make sure that it is in good condition and free from anything that can cause further damage.
Below are some of the ways to get your roof weather ready:
Even if you don’t notice any signs of roof damage after a storm; it’s best to complete a roof inspection to confirm there is no immediate damage. It’s always a good idea to keep a checklist or log that indicates signs of roofing damage. This will be helpful information when working with your roofing contractor.
Branches that hang over the roof have the tendency to scratch its surface. This can weaken the integrity of its surface. Even if tree branches are not in direct contact with your roofing surface, leaves can fall down and other debris. When it rains, these materials can end up in your gutter system and disrupt proper drainage.
Inspect your gutters especially after a storm to prevent congestion in the gutters. Any type of congestion or blockage in your gutter systems can cause major roof issues. If you need additional help with clearing your gutter system, never hesitate to call a professional roofing contractor.
Whether or not you have an active leak going on in your roof, make sure you pay attention to signs of water penetration. Any breach in your roofing system can be a portal of entry for water during bad weather. Once water gets into your building, the problem will start to escalate. Water can weaken your property’s foundation and cause some major damage.
If you need more help when it comes to roofing protection from bad weather, Stone Roofing Co., Inc. is at your service.