While the debates are stirring up heat and turbulence, the weather here in Arkansas has stayed tame and mostly dry. It’s been a pretty warm fall so we haven’t had to pull out any protective gear, other than our aprons while we’re grilling. But protection for your home is always on our minds, even in the tamest of weather. Because if anyone knows the phrase “the calm before the storm” well, it’s us. If predictions are correct, storms are headed our way and the best way to be prepared is to be educated on what might happen and to have your roof inspected before any storm damage might occur. Below are the 3 most common things we usually have to repair after a storm has blown through.
Loose, Missing, or Damaged Shingles
The wind is usually the suspect when it comes to shingles. Wind itself is enough to beat up even the most quality of roofing products, but wind also carries debris with it that adds to the fight against your roof. With loose, missing, or damaged shingles, your roof becomes more vulnerable to leaks and other issues. After a storm, you can grab the binoculars and check this yourself as well as any flashing pieces. We recommend you check your siding as well, as most of the time siding damage goes hand-in-hand with roofing damage.
Your gutters take on a lot in the fall, whether a storm is involved or not. Leaves are falling. Twigs are breaking off. And they often land in your gutters. Keeping them clear is essential to reduce the risk of further damage and flooding.
Cleaning gutters can be risky and time-consuming. It’s why we are passionate about Gutter Helmet and what it does for your home and for you.
This is the most common worry we get from our clients. A leak can range from causing an unsightly stain on your ceiling to ruining the things inside your home that make it precious to you to complete structural damage. If a leak occurs due to storm damage, time is of the essence. It’s important to have us come out to control the roof damage from further spreading.