Spring is just around the corner and it’s time for Texans to start considering their preparations for the upcoming storm season. From heavy hail to strong winds and the occasional tornado, there are several threats that can sneak up on a home and wreak havoc on a roof that isn’t strong enough to weather the storm.
Here’s a look at some of the ways Dallas homeowners can prepare their roof for an unpredictable storm season, and avoid potential emergency roofing repair.
What Damage Can a Texas Storm Cause?
You may feel like your roof system is reliable. But if it is 20 years or older, the chances are high that a strong storm can leave it in shambles after striking it with substantial water and wind damage.
Depending on the size and strength of a storm, your roof could be susceptible to damage that includes:
- Torn shingles
- Physical damage from foreign items
- Water infiltration
- Granule loss
- Broken gutters, and more!
Even the most prepared homeowners may not be able to avoid all the storm damage that arrives at their rooftop.
However, those who follow these preventative tips could end up saving a lot of money, frustration, and time, when a Texas storm does strike their area.
Check for Initial Damage
Unless you’ve already found visible damage on your roof, you may not know there is a problem with it until it’s too late. Rather than climb on the roof to root out any current damage, we suggest reaching out to a professional for an inspection.
Inspections by a professional Dallas roofer are:
A roofer from a reputable company will quickly find any issues with your roof and determine an affordable roof repair solution that will get your system storm-ready.
Trim Trees Near Your Roof
During a windstorm fallen debris and nearby trees can untold damage to your roof. Before the spring winds start to blow in, make sure that the trees and branches around your property are trimmed down and away from your roof.
Although strong winds can still lift up debris onto your roof, trimming down the risk can help mitigate potential damage if an unpredictable wind storm hits.
Keep Your Gutters Clean and Clear
Gutter damage is one of the most common issues during the spring storm season. Torrential rains can last for hours, so you’ll want to ensure that water flows smoothly away from your roof.
Routine maintenance on your gutters prevents them from clogging up over time and becoming a bucket for running water rather than an exit point.
If you don’t maintain your gutter system, not only can your gutter dislodge itself from your roof, but it can lead to even bigger problems on your property. A clogged gutter can allow water to overflow and seep into your home’s siding, causing expensive structural damage.
Schedule a Roof Replacement if Necessary
Sometimes your roof and its related systems may be beyond the average repair and a roof replacement is necessary. Usually, the roofing company who inspected your roof will be able to offer you a reasonable quote for a reliable roof replacement. Our team specializes in helping our clients create strong roofing systems and will plan your roof replacement from selecting materials, to financing, and cleanup.
Trust us to make your roof replacement a stress-free experience that results in an investment that protects your family for decades.
Keep Your Roof Storm-Ready With Concord Roofing & Construction
If you know it’s time to reinforce your roof before spring arrives, meet with the professional roofers of Concord Roofing & Construction. We guarantee a thorough inspection and will help you make the right reparation or replacement decision that meets your home’s needs.
Trust us to help you and your family rest easy beneath a reliable roof that protects you from the elements. Contact us today to learn more about our services and schedule your roof inspection.