Preventing and Repairing Summer Storm Damage to Your Roof

Summer storms can be unpredictable and fierce, bringing heavy rain, strong winds, and hail that can wreak havoc on your roof. Preparing your roof for these storms and knowing what to do if damage occurs is essential for protecting your home. Here’s how you can prevent and repair summer storm damage to your roof:

Preparing Your Roof for Summer Storms:

Schedule a Pre-Storm Inspection

Before the storm season hits, schedule a roof inspection. Our team can identify and fix any vulnerabilities, such as loose shingles, damaged flashing, or clogged gutters, which could be exacerbated by severe weather.

Secure Loose Shingles and Flashing

Loose or missing shingles and flashing can allow water to seep into your home, causing leaks and water damage. Ensure all shingles are properly secured and replace any that are damaged. Check the flashing around chimneys, vents, and skylights, ensuring it is tightly sealed.

Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Clear gutters and downspouts of debris to ensure proper water drainage. Blocked gutters can cause water to back up and seep under your roof, leading to leaks and structural damage.

Trim Overhanging Branches

Overhanging tree branches can break off during a storm and cause significant damage to your roof. Trim back any branches that are too close to your home to minimize this risk.

Check for Proper Attic Ventilation 

Proper attic ventilation prevents heat and moisture buildup, which can weaken your roof structure over time. Make sure your attic is well-ventilated to help it withstand the stresses of a summer storm. 

Repairing Storm Damage:

Perform a Post-Storm Inspection

After a storm, conduct a thorough inspection of your roof. Look for obvious signs of damage, such as missing shingles, dents from hail, or debris on the roof. If you notice any issues, give us a call for a more detailed assessment.

Address Leaks Immediately

If you discover a leak, act quickly to prevent further damage. Place a bucket under the leak to catch water and use a tarp to cover the damaged area.

Document the Damage

Take photos and notes of any damage for insurance purposes. This documentation will be crucial when filing a claim to ensure you receive the compensation needed for repairs.

Avoid DIY Repairs

While it might be tempting to fix minor issues yourself, it’s best to leave repairs to the professionals. Our team has the expertise and equipment to safely and effectively repair storm damage, ensuring your roof is restored to its full strength.

Review Your Insurance Policy

Understand what your homeowner’s insurance policy covers regarding storm damage. Contact your insurance company promptly to report any damage and start the claims process.

Preparing your roof for summer storms and knowing how to respond to damage is key to protecting your home. By taking proactive steps before the storm and addressing any damage promptly, you can prevent minor issues from turning into costly repairs. Schedule an inspection today to prevent and repair summer storm damage to your roof!