4 Essential Tasks To Prepare Your Roof For Hurricane Season

August 12, 2020 at 4:00 AM
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RainTight Roofing knows that extreme weather season is right around the corner and now is the time to take action to protect your home before it hits! Hurricane season inevitably means dangerous storms that can have adverse effects on your roofing if you do not adequately prepare ahead of time. Taking the proper precautions beforehand can save you thousands of dollars and keep your home safe during a major storm. Below we discuss the 4 essential steps to make before the next big storm hits.

Have your roof inspected ahead of time.

If you’re not a professional, it is hard to tell if your roof is in suitable condition to handle harsh weather. Before hurricane season strikes, call in a local professional to perform a thorough roof inspection to make sure everything upstairs is ready to go. In the event the inspector determines that your roof does need some maintenance or needs to be replaced, you will likely have enough time to make the necessary repairs before havoc hits. Our team at RainTight Roofing can conduct a thorough inspection to ensure that you are prepared for all types of extreme weather conditions. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

Clean out your gutters.

Free your gutters from confine and cluster of debris and leaves blown in from the wind. This will optimize your gutter’s functionality ahead of time to help irrigate heavy rainfall before it strikes. Hurricanes are often accompanied by flash floods that can easily overwhelm your unprepared gutters and being prepared from lots of rain can save you the hassle of tedious repairs.

Inspect and cut surrounding branches.

High winds will knock down weak branches from the trees in your yard that have the potential to harm your roof and gutters from heavy impact. Homeowners risk dismembering their gutters from the house, harming shingles, and causing the roof to leak. Take a thorough survey around your yard for any branches that are too long and reaching over your roof. Make sure you find a safe way to cut back any threatening branches. If you do not have the proper equipment to do it yourself, hire a professional to come and get the job done for you.

Review your insurance plan.

Prepare all pre-storm documentation like photographs of the roof to show your insurance company if you are in need of repairs. Locate all of your documentation so you’re ready to go if any damage is done to your home. In the event that something does get destroyed, it is important that you contact your insurance provider immediately to make a claim.

RainTight Roofing provides timely professional and residential roofing services, interior restoration, siding, windows, doors, and floors throughout the state of Louisiana. When a roof needs repair and disaster strikes, you can rely on us to get the job done. We offer storm damage inspection services to help prevent any problems due to dangerous weather conditions that your home may face on the exterior or interior. In need of our services? Feel free to give us a call and schedule a free inspection on us today!