As hurricane season approaches, it’s vitally important that your roof and gutters be ready. Without sturdy protection, you could wind up with a leaking roof, damage to your basement due to flooding of downspouts, or other serious issues. Spend some time ahead of storm season for hurricane roof preparation to ensure your house is ready for any weather that hits.
Hurricane Roof Preparation
Clean Your Gutters
Leaves, dirt, and debris can build up in your home’s gutters throughout the year. If this becomes the case, you’ll experience blocked gutters and the rain will flow off of your roof in a way it isn’t meant to. It may cause damage to your landscaping, erode your topsoil, or even flood your home or basement. Prevent this by cleaning your gutters yourself or having them professionally cleaned at least once a year.
Remove Debris from the Roof
Storms and high wind can blow branches or other debris onto your roof. Each season, and especially before storms, take a walk around your house and visually inspect your roof. If you notice that there are items on top of your house that do not belong there, take a few minutes to remove them. If you cannot do so yourself, make a quick call to a professional service for assistance. Otherwise, you risk the items taking flight and causing even more damage during the next storm.
Check the Condition of Downspouts
Spend a few minutes visually examining your gutters and downspouts. Make sure that they are all still firmly attached to your home and that they are in position to drain correctly. Check to be sure that all gutter guards are in their correct location and clear of debris, if you have them.
Cox Roofing to the Rescue
Your gutters, downspouts and roofing help to prevent damage to the interior of your home during severe weather. Prepare for the next hurricane by making sure that your roof and gutters are in the best possible condition. If you need emergency repairs before or after a major storm, then contact Cox Roofing. Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing company serving Pasadena and providing residential and commercial roofing services throughout the state of Maryland.