It’s August and hurricane season is about half over. However, it’s been a very active season, with an increased number of named storms forming and a couple of them already coming to our coasts. At this point, halfway through hurricane season, many people have questions about roofing and the threat of storms. So here are some of the things we think you should know.
Small Damage Can Become Big Problems
Small leaks seem like no big deal. A little water comes in and we often think putting a pot under it will solve the problem until we can get around to a repair. The problem is that those little problems can become major damage, especially in the middle of a severe storm. Don’t wait to fix the damage. Get it taken care of while it’s small.
Clean Your Gutters
Your gutters are the first part of your water drainage and they are critical in getting water away from your roof and your home. Clogged gutters can create problems, such as pools of water formed from the increased rainfall. These pools can actually cause a water intrusion into your home and create major problems for your roof. Take a moment and make sure your gutters are still good to go before the next storm.
When in Doubt, Call the Pros
A lot of people don’t know the real condition of their roof. That seems crazy to us because your roof is what protects your entire home and your family. The problem is that identifying roof damage can be tricky. Don’t let yourself live in doubt. Contact a roofing professional and have them inspect your roof. This way you know how your roof is and can get it fixed, if needed, before the next storm.
We Don’t Roof Around
Even though we’re halfway through hurricane season, there’s always a chance that we will suffer a loss because of a hurricane or similar event. Our team at Southline Roofing & Exteriors, LLC knows this because we’re your storm damage repair source. When your roof has been damaged by severe storms, our team helps you every step of the way from filing the claim to completing the repair, so you can get back to normal. If you have a need for storm repairs or questions on preparation, contact us today!