Your roof – regardless of how durable it is – may suffer some form of damage after a storm. However, this doesn’t mean that there’s nothing you can do to reduce the risk of damage. To increase your roofing system’s resistance to storm damage, you should:
Put Away Outdoor Furniture Before a Storm
Strong winds can blow away outdoor furniture which could land on your roof and dislodge a shingle or two. Putting them away before a storm can help reduce the risk of roof damage.
Trim Tree Branches
Flimsy tree branches can also get knocked down by strong winds, which is why it’d be a good idea to trim them before they fall onto your roof and cause cracks to form or dislodge the ultraviolet (UV) resistant granules embedded in your shingles.
Schedule Roof Inspections and Maintenance Work
Aside from the usual precautions before a storm makes landfall, you should stick to a routine roof maintenance schedule. After all, your roofing system is less likely to suffer storm damage if it doesn’t have any cracks, which extreme weather events can widen.
Wouldn’t you notice if there’s a leak in your roof? Well, minor roof issues are usually subtle. By the time you start to notice the signs of moisture damage, minor cracks will most likely have widened and turned into leaks. The only way to identify and fix relatively minor roofing issues before they affect the other parts of your home is to have a contractor conduct routine roof inspections and maintenance.
Make Sure to Hire an Experienced Contractor
Make sure to vet a contractor before hiring them. Here’s a vetting tip: The number of years a contractor has been working in the home improvement industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
Looking for experienced contractors in your area?
Goodrich Roofing has been providing professional roofing services to local residents since 1946. To get a free quote, call us at (505) 219-4450. We serve homeowners in Albuquerque, NM, as well as the surrounding communities.