Strong winds brought about by heavy thunderstorms pound many New Mexico homes, resulting in serious damage that may compromise the structures’ roofing systems. That’s why it is important that you take steps to protect your roof and your home before severe weather hits.
Your roofing pros from Goodrich Roofing share important tips on protecting your roof against damage caused by strong winds.
Inspections Are Key
Performing routine inspections not only ensures the long-term performance of your roof, but also keep it well-prepared during natural events like high winds. Note that winds more than 155 miles per hour create an uplift effect that can peel off shingles, tiles or metal layers of your roof as well as the decking. With a well-maintained roof, you can have peace of mind knowing that it can withstand the harsh conditions outside.
Inspections can be done up there with a ladder or from the ground using binoculars. Be sure to check for any missing or damaged roof tiles or shingles. Pay attention to how the nails properly secure your roof to your home. Access the attic, and examine potential gaps that might let wind and water into your roofing system.
Things You Can Do
Aside from doing inspections, you can also take steps for your roof to be less vulnerable to wind damage. Missing shingles as well as those that are not properly secured must be replaced. You can apply construction adhesive to areas where rafters or trusses meet with the deck to secure the roof further.
When going up the roof isn’t your thing, you can hire the roofing pros of Goodrich Roofing instead. We have the experience and expertise to keep your roof secured to your home during times of high winds. For instance, metal clips may be installed, connecting your roof to your home’s walls from the inside.
Should your roof suffer damage after a storm has passed, you can be sure our emergency crew will respond and perform roof repairs. We strive not only to repair any existing damage, but also restore your property to the condition equal to or better than the way it was before the storm hit. Apart from this, we also extend our help with your insurance claims if you want to recover from a storm event.
Give us a call at (505) 219-4450 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to obtain a free estimate. We serve New Mexico residents