Wind, rain, hail, and snow can all wreak havoc on your roof. From needing to replace a few shingles to dealing with a roof collapse, storms can cause extensive to the exterior and structure of your roof. In some cases, a whole roof replacement might be necessary. While you cannot prevent storms from happening, there are several steps you can take to help protect your roof from the elements.
Manage Trees Near Your Home
Flying tree branches and limbs can damage the surface, removing shingles and damaging the sheathing. In a severe storm, trees too close to your home can potentially fall onto your roof posing a severe threat. Make to work with a tree trimming Cincinnati company to trim or remove any troublesome branches and consider removing any trees that are in a dangerous position or are showing signs of decay.
Clean Out Your Gutters
Your gutters help protect your home’s roof and other areas of your home by controlling the flow of rainwater. If they are not cleaned out of all debris before as storm, clogged gutters can result in costly leaks and water damage.
Secure Loose Items
If you have any loose items out in your yard, such as patio furniture, store them in your garage or indoors. These items can be picked up in high winds and fly into your roof. Also, ensure that all fence posts are secure.
If you’ve been putting off any necessary roof repairs, now is the time to do it. Address any leaks, punctures, damaged shingles, or cracking before it’s too late and you have an even bigger problem on your hands.
Being proactive in caring for your roof is the best way to prevent damage. Don’t let the next storm take you by surprise by preparing your yard and house ahead of time.