Storms rank among the most devastating weather events that can affect your home. Storm damage is so extensive that it affects nearly all parts of your property, but it’s the roof the suffers from it the worst. Its higher susceptibility to intense rain and wind means you need to take specific measures to protect your roof.
In this post, Goodrich Roofing discusses simple ways you can protect your roof from storm damage.
Preventive Repair and Maintenance
The tried and tested way to protect your roof from storm and wind damage is by doing preventive repair and maintenance. A roof in disrepair is obviously more vulnerable to intense weather, but you’re addressing existing issues that might just worsen after a storm.
A leak can go unnoticed for a while, but they will grow in size in a matter of weeks. Imagine how large a leak can become when a storm hits, not to mention how dangerous that would be for your home. That’s why we recommend preventive repair and maintenance on your roof to bolster its defenses.
Keep the Roof Clean
Roof debris may appear harmless, but it can do considerable damage when picked up by hurricane-force winds. They can scratch away the protective roofing granules of asphalt shingles and can even physically puncture the surface of the roof. Keeping the roof clean reduces the risk of tears, penetrations and holes forming during a storm.
Finally, have your roof inspected by a professional contractor. As we previously mentioned at the start of the article, most roofing problems are hard to locate since they manifest within the roof and rarely on the surface.
As your trusted local roofers, count on us to do an in-depth inspection of your roof to safeguard it from storm and hail damage in the future. When you work with us, you’ll know exactly what state your roof is in and what you can do to address it.
Give us a call at (505) 219-4450 to learn more about our storm damage repair services. We offer storm and wind damage repair throughout Albuquerque.