Preparing Your Roof for Summer Storms

Summer 2020 is almost here! Be one step ahead of the summer storms and hurricane season by taking these precautions to prepare your roof. Whether you have a shingle roof, a metal roof, a unique special tile, or a flat roof. The team at Target Roofing is happy to inspect for hail damage or wind damage and help you be proactive in protecting your investments.

Here are 4 steps you can take over a weekend or call to have a professional help you :

1. Inspect The Roof

This sounds simple but no one looks until they already have a problem. Roofs are often overlooked because they are not a glamorous enjoyable part of the house. They are though critical in security and functionality overall. Hail damage can come overnight or while on vacation and many homeowners will never realize they were affected. Have a professional walk the roof to look for hail damage, loose, broken, or missing shingles. Eventually rain will get inside the cracks or breaks causing leaks and rotten decking. High winds can dislodge loose shingles exposing the roof to leaks.

2. Clean Gutters

If you have large trees around a property your gutters will need constant attention without gutter screens or guards of some sort. Leaves, branches, birds nests and debris can clog your gutters. Rainwater can then back up and lead to leaks in the house or rotten trim. Clogged gutters will also become too heavy to support themselves and can tear off the house completely ruining them.

3. Trim Foliage

Trees limbs are dense with foliage and at their heaviest during the spring. Overhanging limbs can easy break during storms with high winds causing major damages and huge insurance claims or large loses. Look for any dead, over-extended, or low hanging branches that could be a problem to your home. Minimize the chances of damage from falling limbs by catching them early.

4. Make Repairs

Letting roof problems go unchecked will just make them worse. Most insurance companies have a window to report damage or make an insurance claim. Hail damage is rarely visible from the ground and requires a trailed eye to catch early on. A couple loose singles from storm damage can cause major leaks if not secured. Save yourself money by making repairs now with the Target Roofing team. Help prolong the life of your roof.