Here’s the bad news: a major weather event is not limited to “storm season.” It’s just more likely to occur around that time. But here’s the good news: there are simple steps you can take to prevent roof damage if a storm does occur. A premier roofing company in the area, Roofer Chicks, shares some of those steps here.
1. Cut back overhanging tree branches. If there are trees close to your home, make sure their branches are always trimmed back. That’s because they’re prone to breaking off during a storm, causing impact damage to your roof. In some cases, tree branches won’t break at all, but instead whip across the shingles repeatedly, leaving the roof cracked, dented and prone to leaks. Keep tabs on the growth of nearby trees and if their branches have encroached upon your roof, call a professional promptly for removal.
2. Schedule a professional roof inspection. Start being proactive about your roof maintenance. The better your roof’s condition, the less storm damage it will incur. How about scheduling a professional roof inspection with Roofer Chicks? We’ll have our highly trained and experienced technicians perform a comprehensive checkup of your system, uncovering any developing problems and dealing with them through expert roof repair. By rooting out these issues early, your roof system will have a better chance of withstanding storm damage.
3. Keep the gutters clean. You’ll want to make sure your gutters are always clean and clog-free. Debris can cause standing water in your gutters — and this has major consequences to your roof’s life and performance. When overlooked, standing water in gutters can seep through the fascia and end up inside the attic, encouraging mold growth and rot. The additional weight generated by standing water can also cause unnecessary strain on the roof system. You can avoid all these just by keeping your gutters clean. To prevent any blockages, you can either hire a gutter cleaning service or have quality gutter protection installed.
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For the best in residential roofing services, look no further than Roofer Chicks. Combining superior products, exceptional workmanship and excellent customer service, we’ll help get your roof into great shape. Schedule a roof evaluation today by calling us at (830) 629-7663 or filling out this contact form. We proudly serve New Braunfels, TX, and the rest of Comal County.