As a Nebraska homeowner, storm preparation starts early! Summer storms often come with a lot of rain, wind, hail, and even tornadoes. Below, we have outlined a few to-do items to complete when you are preparing your roof for summer storms.
Trim Surrounding Trees
First and foremost, you should trim any trees that have dead, dying, or dangling branches – especially those that hang over your roof. During storms, major winds can cause these vulnerable branches to break loose and fall onto your home. Large branches are a concern, but remember that small branches can also damage the surface of your shingles, leading to granular loss and damage of their protective coating. Give your roof at least a 6 foot clearance from all branches – big or small.
Clean out Your Gutters
Clean. Out. Your. Gutters. We cannot stress this enough! The purpose of gutters is to catch rain from your roof and move it away from your home. When your gutters don’t work properly, you risk foundation leaks, mold, and rotting of your fascia boards. This allows moisture to enter your home, which can cause serious damage to ceilings and drywall. In preparation for spring showers and summer storms, we’re breaking down the three main reasons homeowners experience overflowing gutters.
Check for Leaks
Checking for leaks on your roof before the summer storms hit is very important. Leaks can cause havoc on your home by damaging your insulation, electrical wiring, drywall, and so much more. Tip: if you have brown spots on the ceilings of your home – you’ve likely got a roof leak.
At the end of your prep, be sure to make note of the problems you’ve noticed and move forward by making the fixes. Staying on top of any minor issues will help give your home’s exterior a longer life.
By preparing your roof for summer storms, you are ensuring the safety of your home. The experts at Royalty Roofing and Renovations can help you with these steps. If you are ready to let go of the work and let the professionals handle the job, call us today at 402-216-8850 for a free estimate or fill out our form online. Royalty Roofing also offers financing for any home project. Apply today!
Interested in reading more on this topic? We suggest checking out 3 Types of Wind Damage.