What You Need to Do to Protect Your Roof From Storm Damage

snow | roof repair

The roof of your home sees its fair shares of battles against Mother Nature. Unfortunately, not even the most properly installed roofs can win every time against the harshest of storms. While repairs from storm damage can certainly burn a hole in your pocket, there are ways you can go about protecting your roof from future storm damage.

Annual Inspections Can Protect You
Every roofer, plumber, electrician, HVAC technician, etc. will always tell you that the best way to protect your investment is to have it inspected every year. This advice sounds overly simple, but that’s because it is! Professional roofers know where to look for weak spots and when something needs repair or replacement. By having one look at your roof each year, you’ll know what shape your roof is in and when something needs repair.

Remove Snow
Homeowners will spend the time to remove snow from their front steps, driveway, and back decks — but what about the roof? When snowfall accumulates more than just a few inches, the weight of all that snow and ice can put a lot of pressure on your roof. Sagging, weakened shingles, water damage, and roof leaks can all occur from having too much snow on your roof for extended periods of time. The next time a blizzard rolls into town, pick up a roof rake and get to work!

Brutal winter storms can give your home’s roof a beating, so it’s up to you to do everything you can to protect it. When your roof needs repair or replacement, contact the expert installers at Preferred Exterior. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.

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