Winter is in full swing and that means heavy wind, hail, and sometimes snow. All of these elements can be brutal to the integrity of your roof. We want to make sure that you are prepared for any and all major weather that may come your way. Your roof is a huge investment for your home and we want to keep it protected just as much as you do. There are ways to get your roof ready for the major weather ahead.
Ways To Prepare
Trees – If you have large trees around your home with heavy branches, it may be wise to cut some of them down. If they seem to be sturdy, you can leave them, but the branches that can easily fly off in heavy wind should be cut off to avoid any risk of them flying off into your roof and causing damage. Another great way to prepare for major weather is to secure your tree down as best as you can using stakes and rope. In the event that your tree does begin to fall down in a storm, it may be helpful so that it doesn’t completely come crashing down into your house.
Gutters – Keeping your gutters clean is a great way to make sure that if large amounts of water or leaves get into your gutters at the same time, that it won’t be too heavy and pull off from your roof. Using a ladder to climb up and look at your gutters is usually a quick and easy way to prevent build-up and damage.
Call an inspector – It’s never a bad time to call an inspector out to look at your roof. When you have an inspector come out, they will do several things, they will check your roof for any damage that it may have, talk to you about any concerns or questions you have, and give you a detailed list of the entire process.
Winter is a crazy time for roofing, so to better get prepared for major weather, give Apex Roofing, a call at (512) 677-6817.