5 Tips To Prepare For Storm Season and Protect Your Roof

Roof damage due to roof leaks, and the interior damage that can cause, are of utmost concern to homeowners. Even a small leak can cause catastrophic damage over just a short period of time. Here are 5 tips on how to stay ahead of a major roof problem:

  1. Cut back any trees or large bushes that overhang your gutters or roof. You may need to call a tree service to take care of larger trees.
  2. Keep your gutters clean and running free. When your gutters become clogged with leaves and debris, it causes the water to back up and can create a problem over time.
  3. Make sure you replace any broken tiles or raised/damages shingles if you detect any. This can be the first and most obvious indication that you have a problem brewing. Also, your insurance company can terminate your policy if your home is considered to be in disrepair–especially your roof! You can have an insurance inspector perform a visual inspection, or contact Handyman Roofing to perform a thorough roof inspection. This is usually a service they will provide at no charge. And, or course, if you require some repair, or even a roof replacement, you will have already taken the first appropriate step to address your problem.
  4. It is an excellent idea to take pictures of your roof in it’s current condition as soon as possible. These are your “before” pictures, and will be very important in the event of a big storm, high winds, hail damage and other factors that may cause your roof to leak or fail. If you do sustain damage from the elements, you can then take your “after” photos and document the event for your own protection. This can help expedite an insurance claim when you need to file one.
  5. If you believe your roof to be 15 years old or older, it’s time to consider scheduling a thorough roof inspection with DuraLast Roofing. Although you may not see any damage visually, even a small leak can become a serious issue during storm season.

If you do believe your roof to be more than 15 years old, or you see loose tiles or shingles, contact DuraLast Roofing right away for a FREE inspection and SAVINGS COUPONS for repair or replacement roof work. For over 20 years the DuraLast Roofing team has been providing the highest quality roofing and home improvement services to the Tampa Bay Area.