Unpredictable weather can negatively impact your home. With its exterior components exposed to the elements, your home may suffer various forms of damage. Fortunately, you can minimize risks by implementing measures to protect your home in the event of storms or other harsh weather conditions. Residential roofing contractor Roofer Chicks® shares three suggestions here.
1. Clean and check your gutters.
Your gutters should always be clean and clog-free. Remove leaves, twigs and other debris to ensure water runoff flows toward the downspouts and away from your home. After a severe storm, make sure the gutter system is in good condition. Watch out for any slight dip or depression on one or more sections of the gutters. Reattach screws or mounts to keep the gutters sturdy and able to perform their intended function.
2. Get a cool roof
If you are looking to replace your roof soon, consider investing in a cool roof. It can increase your home’s indoor comfort whenever the outdoor temperatures spike, especially during the summer. A roof can also contribute to reducing your home’s cooling requirements, translating into significant energy savings. Take advantage of the spring months to have your roof replaced with light-colored asphalt shingle roofing.
3. Stay on top of roof maintenance.
The best way to protect your roof against the threat of severe weather is to have it inspected regularly by professional roofers. This is to ensure that the whole structure is in stable condition and can withstand any weather effects. Expect your roofer to assess the structural components inside your attic, including the rafters and trusses, as well as the surface of your roof, which includes the shingles, flashings and vents.
Roofer Chicks® is your go-to contractor for your roof repair, replacement and maintenance needs. In the event your roof suffers storm damage, you can count on us to restore it to its previous condition or better. Call us now at (830) 629-7663 or fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation quote. We serve homeowners in and around New Braunfels, TX.