It’s pretty common knowledge that the storms that come in the winter can wreak havoc on your roof. However, summer time carries with it just as many, if not more treacherous storms that you shouldn’t discount. If you have an older roof, you need to be asking yourself if it can handle the horrific storms that summertime can bring. Big Ike’s Roofing Co is here to talk about summer storms and what you need to be aware of to ensure your roof is ready for what summer will bring.
Harmful Effects of Wind & Rain Storms on Roofs
The thing that makes summer storms so incredibly destructive, is the heavy wind that accompanies them so often. Not only are you dealing with torrential rain, but wind and hail along with it is highly destructive. If there are any weak points within your roof, these severe storms will bring out the worst in those flaws. Some of these problems include blistering, delamination and neglected termination points. Heaven help an older roof if flash flooding were to happen and overwhelm the drainage system of your roof.
Preventing Storm Damage to Your Roof
Even though there will likely be several summer storms that will come, there are several prevention tips that can help to secure your roof no matter how old it may be.
– Remove Nearby Trees: When you have large trees near your roof, it can be a threat during severe weather. This is especially true of any dead branches or sections of the tree. You should have a great deal of distance between your roof and any nearby trees. If that isn’t the case, you need to do what’s necessary to get rid of those trees.
– Prepare Your Gutters & Drainage System: Your gutters, drains and downspouts on your home are essential in keeping your roof protected from summer storms. The excess water that is removed by this system can cause a great deal of roof and home damage when the drainage system isn’t working as it should. Make sure your gutters and downspouts are free and clear of any debris.
– Secure Outdoor Items: If you have a BBQ grill, patio furniture or anything else in your yard that could take flight with the right gust of wind, ensure that these items are secured before any summer storms hit.
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Before the summer hits, it is essential that you rely on the experts at Big Ike’s Roofing Co to perform a thorough inspection of your roof to ensure it is ready for whatever summer may bring. We have the training and expertise needed to point out any weaknesses that may be present on your roof. If you have an old roof that is on the end of its lifespan, you may find that replacement is the right thing to do before these severe storms hit. You can count on us to use only the highest quality materials install your new roof with precision. Call us today!