How to Prevent Wind Damage to Your Roof

April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring the potential of spring storms that often come with dangerously high winds. Wind can quickly cause significant damage to your roof and even a small leak caused by a single missing shingle can allow water to enter your home, leading to damage that will be costly to repair. While it is impossible to guarantee that your roof will be protected from wind damage, by following a few simple tricks and tips you can better ensure that your home will be able to handle whatever weather Mother Nature has in store.

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Wind damage can wreak havoc on your roof.

Replace your roof before storm season hits

If your asphalt shingles are on their last legs then it may only be a matter of time before wind damage causes them to go flying. To prevent water from infiltrating your home, it is smart to replace your roof before the wind takes it off for you

Remove overhanging branches

Flying branches are one of the biggest causes of storm damage and they can quickly wreak havoc on your roof. A falling branch can easily tear off your shingles or at the very least cause them to loosen. Be sure to have a licensed arborist trim back any branches that are hanging over your roof so that your shingles will be out of the path of danger.

Want to learn more about how to keep your roof safe from wind damage? Call Schaefer Siding and Exteriors

To learn more about replacing your Maryland roof, contact Schaefer Siding and Exteriors today. We’ve been installing roofs in Pennsylvania and the Delmarva area since 1977. We’re both VSI certified and a CertainTeed Select Shingle Master who can offer a five star roof warranty. Contact us today at 410-781-4028 or email us. You can also visit our website for more information.

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