When you live in an area that experiences frequent storms, it is important to take care of your roofing so that it can take care of you. Here at Sipe Roofing & General Contracting, we have some tips that you can utilize when the skies are sunny and bright to help you during times of rain and storms. Consider some of the following:
- Check your trees. Planting trees and shrubs around your home adds a wonderful element of enjoyment, shade and beauty. If you have trees or plants that cover your roof, however, they should be cut back and trimmed properly. You’ll also want to have your trees checked annually to ensure they are in good health, since dead or drying trees pose a higher risk during storms.
- Get regular inspections. If you live in an area with lots of storms, having regular roof inspections will notify you if there are issues with your roofing. This can help you make necessary repairs.
- Install additional insulation. If you live in a climate where snowfall is a serious issue, adding insulation can help to protect your roof from issues with ice melting and creating a dam on your roof.
- Make timely repairs. If your roof needs a repair, make sure it is fixed professionally and in a timely manner. Issues that need attention, like some loose shingles or sections of damage, are only going to worsen during the next storm.
We hope that these roofing tips have been helpful. If you would like more roofing tips or to schedule time with our experts, please call us today!