Getting Your Roof Ready for Hurricane Season
With hurricane season in full swing, we know that you’re taking every available step to protect tour property and your loved ones from devastating storm damage. But what are you doing to safeguard your roof against extreme weather?
At Texas Star Roofing, we’re here to help you protect your roof from every kind of threat, including severe weather. We’ve asked our licensed roofing experts to compile a list of essential protective measures that you should take when you know a storm is on its way.
Know What You’re Working With
The first thing you should do when you know your roof will be facing extreme weather of any kind is to evaluate its current condition. For the most accurate picture, you should invest in a professional roofing inspection. This will let you know where your roof is the most vulnerable and what potential threats you should be watching out for.
Get Minor Flaws Fixed
If your inspection reveals any minor flaws like missing shingles or tiles or faulty flashing, it’s best to get those fixed as soon as possible before the storm hits. The high winds and heavy rain of a hurricane can make those problems worse and allow water to sneak past the protection that shingles and flashing typically provide.
Trim Your Trees
The last thing you want is a fallen tree or wayward branch crashing into your roof. Impact damages can require a full roof replacement to fix, and you shouldn’t be paying for a new roof after every storm. Make sure any dead or decaying trees are safely removed from your yard, and that any overhanging branches, especially if they’re over your roof, have been trimmed off and disposed of.
Secure Potential Risks
During the high winds of a severe storm, just about anything can be picked up and thrown at your roof by mother nature. That includes your lawn furniture and potted plants. Make sure your outdoor possessions are just as secure as your indoor possessions. If your yard furniture can’t be tied down, move it indoors out of the way of the storm.
Make Sure You’re Insured
Even the most well-prepared home can still be damaged by a severe storm. Make sure your insurance plan covers storm damage, and that you know what to do in the event you need to use that coverage. Insurance can help you cover the cost of any repairs your roof may need in the aftermath of a hurricane.
If you need more information, help inspecting or preparing your roof, or help recovering from a storm, Texas Star Roofing is here for you. Call (972) 200-9426 or contact us online whenever you need professional help.