Ways to Prepare Your Home for Summer Storms:
Summer storms can wreak havoc on your roof. Shingles can be ripped up, granules can be worn off of shingles, and structural damage can occur. Not all summer storm damage can be prepared for and prevented, but some of it can. Here are a few ways you can prepare your home for summer storms.
Make sure to inspect your roof before summer storms begin to blow in. Cracks and other damage may have formed during the winter and spring, and storms can exacerbate these problems. Water can easily leak through cracks and cause leaks and dry rot. Weakened roofs can also be torn apart by strong winds. Performing an inspection will allow you to make repairs beforehand.
Cleaning your gutters is another essential step in preparing for summer storms. If your roof is able to drain properly, it will significantly decrease the risk of leaks.
Finally, trim overhanging tree limbs. Strong winds can blow off leaves and whole branches during a storm. The leaves can lead to moss growth, which can cause leaks, and both can cause damage that is very expensive to repair.
If you have any further questions about preparing for summer storms or if you would like to schedule a roof repair, contact us at (918) 558-ROOF (7663).