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  • Naomi Gasson

How To Prepare Your Roof For A Storm

Follow these three tips and you’ll be prepared when that next storm rolls through town. The very best way to protect your home during the upcoming storm season is to make sure your roof is ready, and with these three tips you can prepare your roof quickly and easily. After all, knowing your roof’s prepared means you won’t have to worry about the storm when it comes! These tips can be done by anyone, whether you have experience working on roofs or not. Here at Georgia Roof Advisors, we have been serving the local community for over 13 years, and we have seen time and time again homes that got badly damaged after a major storm, and could have been prevented if they followed these simple steps when a storm was in the forecast. Now let’s get into it!

Tip #1: Clean Your Gutters Clean your gutters regularly and make sure they are free of debris. Otherwise, storm water will be forced through the system, pushing leaves and other debris into your home. If you have a flat roof then make sure they are sealed well or look into a roof replacement.  If you have pitched roof then regular roof maintenance like cleaning moss off, sealing penetrations, (PipeBoots, HVAC, Skylights etc.) and repairing missing shingles can prevent big issues later on.

Tip #2: Check For Missing Shingles Missing shingles will cause issues with your roof. For the most part, you can probably identify these missing pieces on your own, but sometimes an expert will be able to identify problems that you might not notice at first glance such as creased shingles which can often only be seen from the roof. So look from the ground and check for missing shingles, because if there are any gaps in your roof's surface, the gaps compromise the water shedding capability of the roof sometimes allowing water inside during heavy rain or hail storms. Once water has entered your home, it's more difficult to remove it and dry out the area completely. That's why roof maintenance and roof replacement are important aspects of preparing for storm season. What should you do if there are minor damages? Minor damages may include: holes, popped nails, and even missing shingles. To repair these issues before they worsen, contact a contractor! A professional roofer like us here at Georgia Roof Advisors can offer helpful advice and even provide repairs.

Tip #3: Check For Any Leaks In Your Home Now, make sure your home isn't leaking at all. You might not be aware of any leaks on your roof, but you may have significant damage going on internally, a simple attic inspection can identify potential leaks.  Failing to fix these small problems could lead to more expensive repairs down the road.

In Conclusion Here at Georgia Roof Advisors, your safety is our top priority, which is why we recommend you think of your roof before any storm and what damage it can cause. These three maintenance tips will help you so much in the long run from having to get your roof repaired or replaced, but if you feel it is too late and your roof needs to be inspected, give us a call at (678) 757-3477. We are always happy to help.

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