Protecting Your Roof From Storm Damage

Storm Damage

Storm damage can wreak havoc on your roof.

It’s spring, and while that brings about some pretty enjoyable weather, it can also herald high winds and intense storms. Inclement weather can tear shingles off of your roof and wind can even cause broken tree limbs to tear through your roof entirely. Being properly prepared for bad weather can make a disastrous storm seem like an unimportant drizzle.

Don’t Let Issues Stack

The worst thing you can do is let your roofing issues build up over time. Your clogged gutters may not initially seem like a huge deal, but if left unattended, it could eventually result in serious storm damage from water buildup. Inspect your roof regularly and take care of any issues the moment you see them. Having your roof regularly inspected and maintained could be prevent disaster.

Stay Calm!

After your roof suffers storm damage, the best thing you can do is stay calm. Know where the utility shut off valves are; there is a chance that you may need to turn off your water, electricity, or gas to prevent floods, fires, gas leaks, or even explosions. After the weather clears, check your roof for any kind of storm damage that may have occurred. Check for water stains on your ceiling, then walk the perimeter of your home to see if there are any visual damages. If you’re still unsure, contact your roofer.

Have a Roofer Lined Up

Always have a roofer lined up in case disaster strikes. Find someone who is reliable, available, and accessible after a storm. It’s important to seek out a roofer who is not only licensed but experienced. Be sure to have their contact info at hand if a storm is coming through.

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Since 1977, Schaefer Siding and Exteriors has been installing siding, roofs, windows and garage doors in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia. We’re VSI certified, a CertainTeed 5-Star Contractor for siding, a CertainTeed 4-Star Contractor for roofing, and a Certified ShingleMaster. Contact us today at 410-781-4028 or email us. You can also visit our website for more information. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

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