When the morning meteorologists forecast storms, do you cringe? If you are worried about storm damage, even the suggestion of storms coming in could make you nervous. Damage to your home can lead to length claims processes and expensive repairs. What can you do to be less worried? Well, we are here to tell you there are some preventative measures you can take to keep your home damage free.
Storm Damage Prevention Tips for Your Home
1. Add To Your Attic Insulation
Do not overfill your attic insulation, but add a little in areas where the insulation is depleting. This will prevent heat from escaping, melting ice and creating ice dams when they refreeze on your roof.
2. Remove Overhanging Branches
Overhanging branches, whether dead or alive, can break loose during high winds and crash into your roof. Assess your landscape and have all branches that may fall on your roof cut down. This will prevent most common tree damage that happens during a storm.
3. Clean Your Gutters
Your gutters act as an escape for all of the water running off your roof. When they fill up with debris, leaves, and even shingle pieces, it can lead to clogging. This means water will back up and cause water damage to your house. Cleaning your gutters will guarantee water an easy escape away from your home.
4. Have Your Roof Inspected
A professional inspection can tell you if you have an area on your roof that is weakened from a previous storm. It can also find any existing damage.
Crosby Roofing and Seamless Gutters provides FREE roof inspections for Macon, GA, Augusta, GA, and Columbia, SC. Let’s get started on your roof today. Give us a call today at 478-785-2285 for FREE roofing inspection.