The roof of your home acts as the first line of defense against elements because it protects you, your family, and your belongings. If your roof isn’t functioning properly then you can risk your safety and investments. Thankfully there’s an easy solution, and thats to secure your roof with regular maintenance and inspections. BP Builders can assist! Let us help you secure your roof before the storm begins.
Here are ways that you can prevent residential roof damage:
Cut Down Nearby Trees or Branches
You might think that having your home surrounded by trees is aesthetically pleasing, but in actuality it can be detrimental to your roof. When there’s a storm, the high winds can rip the tree branches off, which can puncture holes on your roof. To avoid these massive headaches and expensive repairs, trim the nearby branches, or cut down the trees to avoid any threats.
Protective Plywood On Roof
One of the most popular and cost-effective roofing solutions is asphalt shingles. While these are popular, they are also susceptible to cracking and splitting, which leads to leaks. In order to protect your roof in a thunderstorm you might consider installing a protective layer of plywood. Now keep in mind that plywood needs to be waterproof or water-resistant. While plywood is more expensive than asphalt shingles, it is still a more cost-effective solution for protecting your roof during a storm. Other materials that can prevent residential storm damage are roof sheets. Once they are properly installed and sealed, they protect your roof from heavy winds and water.
Clean Gutters and Downspouts
When your gutters are blocked with debris and other material, this prevents the water from flowing away from the roof. This water blockage can lead to mold and mildew issues. Another issue that arises is that the water backups into your roof and under your shingles, resulting in leaks. Therefore, clean the gutters and make sure the downspouts flow away from your foundation.
Get an Inspection
The best way to ensure that your roof is in good shape for the next storm is to get an inspection from professional roofers. Recon Roofing is readily available and at your service. Our expert roofers will evaluate your residential roof and look out for any issues. If we do find some, we will inform you of the best course of action and fix them before they become serious problems. This saves you time and money because expensive and extensive repairs are avoided.