Summer, the hottest of all four seasons, is when heavy storms are more likely to occur. Thunderstorms, derecho storms, hail, and lightning can all be destructive to a property with the roof almost always topping the list of the damaged areas. If you live in areas prone to summer storms, then you should always take precautionary measures to protect your roof. Here are a few tips for making sure your roof is protected from potential storm damage.
Regularly check your roof for any water damage indicators such as bubbling or blistering paint on ceilings, dark or browning spots, or even the formation of damp spots near the fireplace. Summer storms bring heavy rain, so you should always be on the look out for signs of water damage.
It is also important to check your exterior walls for cracks and stains for potential leaks. Any cracks or leaks found should be treated immediately to ensure that your roof is protected from potential storm damage. Also, check your roof deck for signs of deterioration. Look for any signs of cracks or excessive movement on the expansion joints since bad weather can affect loose building and mortar materials.
Any foliage in or around the gutters should be removed. Blocked gutters will prevent proper water flow from the roof and walls which can result in roof failure. Clogged overflowing gutters can lead to rotten fascia boards and even cause damage to your home’s foundation.
If you find any damage to your roofing, whether big or small, then always contact a professional for help. Cox Roofing is your go-to company. Cox Roofing company serves Gaithersburg, MD with over 30 years of experience. We prides ourselves in providing excellent customer service for all your roofing needs. We are full-service and certified roofing contractor who provides residential and commercial roofing services. Contact us and we will help give you a stress-free summer.