No roof is immune to damage after storms, and even the toughest ones eventually fold on their own. While there’s no escaping the wrath of nature, there are effective ways to minimize the harm your roofing system would sustain.
Today, Goodrich Roofing shares tips to keep roof storm damage to a minimum:
Observe Preventive Maintenance
More often than not, you can prevent storm damage if you prepare your roof ahead for what’s to come. Scheduling professional inspections regularly unveils issues, allowing you to fix them in a timely manner. Storms might still wreak havoc with your roof, but it could withstand beatings from the elements much better when it’s properly maintained.
Trim Surrounding Trees
Tree branches can scrape asphalt shingles in high winds and cause granule loss. Abrasion from limbs that scratch metal panels repeatedly can damage protective coating, accelerating the underlying material’s corrosion. Plus, overhanging branches can send debris to your roof and serve as a bridge for critters that might gnaw on building materials. Cutting them before a storm arrives goes a long way.
Wind or hail damage doesn’t always result into leakage, but check your roof from the ground after the bad weather passes. Make this a habit to ensure that your roof is still in one piece even though there’s no water intrusion yet.
Address Damage Real Time
When there are active leaks, call in professionals immediately. It’s imperative to get them temporarily fixed to keep the water under control and prevent further damage. Doing so can also strengthen your potential insurance claim.
Don’t Procrastinate Permanent Repairs
When hail or wind damage has been confirmed, waste no time to get repairs. Big or small, it’s only going to worsen when left unaddressed. If it has progressed and spread to other areas, it might be considered neglect and be taken against you by your insurance company.
Whether you need to restore your roof’s structural integrity before or after a storm, Goodrich Roofing is the name you can trust. Call us at (505) 219-4450 now to talk about your roofing needs, and get a free estimate in Albuquerque.