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How to Prepare Your Roof For The Summer Storms

As the warm southern temperatures increase, so does the season of summer storms. While these storms can bring much-needed rain and relief from the heat, they can also wreak havoc on your home, especially your roof. Taking the time to prepare your roof before the storms hit can save you time, money, and stress in the long run. Here are some tips on how to prepare your roof for the summer storms.

Inspect Your Roof
The first step in preparing your roof for summer storms is to inspect it thoroughly. Look for any signs of damage, such as missing or damaged shingles, cracks, or leaks. Pay close attention to areas where different materials meet, such as around chimneys or skylights, as these are common areas for leaks to occur. If you notice any damage, it’s important to repair it as soon as possible to prevent further damage during the storms.

Clean Your Gutters
Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow onto your roof, leading to water damage and leaks. Before the summer storms hit, take the time to clean out your gutters and make sure they are free of debris. You should also check that your downspouts are clear and directing water away from your home’s foundation.

Trim Your Trees
Overhanging branches can cause significant damage to your roof during a storm. Trim back any branches that are close to or touching your roof to prevent them from breaking off and damaging your roof. It’s also a good idea to remove any dead or diseased trees near your home that could pose a threat during a storm.

Check Your Attic
Your attic can give you valuable insight into the condition of your roof. Check for any signs of water damage, such as water stains or mold growth. You should also look for any signs of pests, such as rodents or insects, as they can cause damage to your roof and home. If you notice any issues, address them promptly to prevent further damage during the summer storms.

Secure Loose Items
Before a storm hits, take the time to secure any loose items around your yard that could become projectiles in high winds. This includes things like patio furniture, umbrellas, and children’s toys. By securing these items, you can help prevent them from causing damage to your roof or home during a storm.

Consider Professional Help
If you’re unsure about the condition of your roof or if you don’t feel comfortable inspecting it yourself, consider hiring J&M Roofing to inspect and repair your roof. We can identify any issues and make necessary repairs to ensure your roof is ready for the summer storms.

Preparing your roof for the summer storms can help protect your home from costly damage. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your roof is ready to withstand whatever the summer weather brings. Remember, it’s always better to be proactive and prepare your roof ahead of time rather than waiting until it’s too late. So, take the time to inspect your roof, clean your gutters, trim your trees, check your attic, secure loose items, and consider calling us for help if needed. Protect your most valuable asset.

Contact us to schedule a professional roof inspection and ensure your roof is ready for whatever the summer weather brings.

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