Snow and ice from winter storms can cause serious damage to your roof, and spring storms bring their own damaging elements with rain, hail, wind, and lightning. While there’s no way to avoid exposure to severe weather, you can reduce the amount of damage your roof experiences by performing inspections and (if necessary) immediate repairs. By adopting a regular inspection, maintenance, and repair program, you can increase your roof’s lifespan and be able to identify any small problems before they become huge headaches.
Perform Basic Maintenance
Keep trees trimmed to prevent branches from rubbing against the roof or flying up onto your roof during a severe spring storm. This will also prevent leaves and twigs from accumulating on your roof and then clogging drains and gutters. Check your roof’s fascia, metal flashing, and skylights for gaps which can lead to water intrusion or mold. Secure and clear out your home drainage system. A loose gutter or downspout can bang against your home during a storm and cause damage and a clogged gutter or downspout can overflow, allowing water to enter your home.
Review Your Insurance and Have a Plan in Place
Be proactive and contact your insurance company or review your current policy today, rather than find out after a severe storm that you don’t have adequate coverage. If you experience roof damage from a spring storm, contact your insurance company immediately (waiting may mean you are unable to submit a claim). After submitting your claim, an insurance adjuster will inspect your roof’s damaged areas and (if covered under your existing homeowner’s policy) determine how much money you will receive to repair or replace your roof.
The Importance of Professional Inspections
To prevent personal injury and further roof damage, climbing onto your roof is not recommended. Instead, contact the professionals at Reset Roofing to determine the health of your roof, identify any immediate areas of concern, and develop a maintenance plan. If roof damage is detected, the best time to have repairs completed is before spring’s thunderstorms, strong winds, pelting rains, and hail arrive. Our team has an extensive understanding about roofing, and we know how to work with insurance companies to assist you with your insurance claims. Call Reset Roofing today to protect your home this spring!
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