With Fall rapidly approaching, you need to start thinking about getting your home ready for the colder weather. More than just the interior of your home is essential, though, especially with the promise of Fall storms ahead. You need to protect your roof as best you can, or you will be dealing with an expensive problem in the future with a damaged roof to pay out for!
Whether you are in a residential property or a commercial one, you need to consider how you can protect your roof from inclement weather. Most roofing materials last for years, but that doesn’t mean that they are entirely immune to damage from storms. The Fall brings high winds and lashings of rain. In some areas, you may deal with freezing rain and hailstorms, and you need to make sure that your roof can manage!
Before you move to look for roof protection, you should inspect your roof for damage from the inside of the house. You can see quite quickly if there are any issues, with evidence in patches of water on the ceilings and walls. You may also see broken shingles and fascia on the ground outside if you don’t have an attic. Once you’ve inspected the outside, you’ll be able to make any repairs, but what do you do in the meantime? Let’s check out some of the ways you can protect your roof against any Fall storms.
Clear The Gutters
If you’ve got storms forecasted in your area for the Fall, you should get your gutters cleaned before the end of the Summer. Blocked gutters can lead to flooding and broken shingles on your roof, which isn’t ideal if you’re trying to keep your roof safe during the bad weather. When you leave your gutters blocked with debris from the ground, you are inviting issues with overflowing water, damage to your shingles and more.
Trim Back The Trees
Overhanging trees may look pretty in the garden, but they’re not great for roof protection. Broken branches or twigs may not be an issue when they blow past your shingles, but in the wind, a leaning tree can have a huge limb weaken and land on the roof. This causes a lot of damage to your roof and a lot of money to repair. Cut back the trees until they are around 6 feet away from your home.
Inspect The Roof Regularly
You’ll be keeping an eye on the roof of your home for leaks, but you need to look out for shingles that are missing, loose nails, broken or split caulk, any rusting components and cracked vents. Each of these is a minor fix on their own, but if you don’t check regularly, you could be looking at a big job that can cost you a lot more than you expect it to.
Contact Us Today
If you are looking for the best in roof protection, contact Western Pacific Roofing today. Our experts will be able to offer you quotes on any roof repair your roof might need.
Reach out to us at (503) 659-7663. We’ve been serving Portland, Vancouver, Salem and all of NW Oregon & SW Washington for more than 14 years. We are reliable, experienced, and provide a 24/7 emergency service.