How to Prepare Your Roof for Hurricane Season

Hurricanes and other severe storms often damage your roof, but there are some things you can do to help prepare your roof for hurricane season. Here’s what you need to know.

Trim Trees
Roofs often get damaged during storms because of overhanging trees and branches. Make sure trees are trimmed properly so that they’re not hanging over the roof or brushing against the eaves. This can help minimize damage from trees during storms.

Clean Gutters
Clogged gutters lead to roof leaks, so you can prevent some issues by keeping gutters clean and in good repair. This ensures water is properly directed away from your home rather than sitting on the edge of the roof or in valleys and eventually making its way into your home.

Identify Damage
It’s also important to make sure any damage is identified and repaired before a storm hits. In addition to checking for damaged rain gutters, check for broken, missing, or loose shingles. Make sure flashing isn’t loose or rusted and that there’s no evidence in your attic and home of existing leaks.

Consult a Professional
Make sure a professional addresses any concerns you have and that a roofing company thoroughly inspects your roof. If your roof is old, you may even want to consider replacing it with a system that’s better able to withstand high winds from severe storms.

Whether you need an inspection, repairs, or roof replacement, Eternal Roofing can address all your roofing needs, so contact us today.

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