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Protecting Your Roof From Storm Damage in South Carolina

Protect Your Roof from Storms This Spring

In the picturesque landscapes of Upstate South Carolina, where the Blue Ridge Mountains paint the horizon, homeowners cherish the tranquility of nature. But don’t let the serenity fool you! Despite the beauty, the region is not immune to the challenges posed by spring storms and roof leaks.

At United Contracting & Roofing, we understand the significance of safeguarding your home from the perils of severe weather. As spring unfolds across the region, home and business owners alike should turn their attention to the health of their roof in preparation for spring storms.

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Understanding Local Weather

Upstate South Carolina experiences a diverse climate, heavily influenced by the elevation and our proximity to the mountains. While the region enjoys relatively mild winters and warm summers, spring brings about an increase in rainfall and thunderstorms. With an average annual rainfall of approximately 50 inches, homeowners must remain vigilant against the threat of roof leaks and storm damage from wind, trees, and hail. This is especially true in spring, when the majority of rainfall occurs.

Preventative Roof Maintenance

Routine Inspections- Prioritize regular inspections for your roof to detect any signs of wear and tear. Our experienced team at United Contracting & Roofing can identify potential vulnerabilities such as cracked or missing shingles, damaged flashing, or weakened seals around roof penetrations. Addressing these issues proactively can mitigate the risk of leaks and storm damage.


Enhanced Protection- Consider investing in additional protective measures to fortify your roof against the elements. This may include installing a high-quality underlayment, reinforcing roof-to-wall connections, or upgrading to impact-resistant shingles designed to withstand hail and wind-blown debris.


Proper Maintenance- Maintain your gutters and downspouts to ensure efficient water drainage away from your home’s foundation. Clogged gutters can lead to water pooling on your roof, increasing the likelihood of leaks and water infiltration during heavy rainfall. Long- term damage from leaks can even result in structural damage as waterlogged materials degrade.

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What To Do After a Storm

  1. Document the damage. In the event of roof leaks or storm damage, prompt action is crucial to prevent further deterioration and protect the interior of your home or business. If you see damage initially after a storm, take note for where it is and what type of damage it is. 
  2. Make the repairs. In emergencies, our team can be at your home to assess the damage within 24 hours to conduct a thorough assessment and provide timely repairs to restore the integrity of your roof and safeguard your home against future storms.
  3. Send details to your insurance company. If this sounds like a headache, don’t worry! Our team takes care of proving the damage, meeting with your adjuster, and completing all documentation.


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Mitigating the risks of roof leaks and storm damage is essential for preserving the safety and longevity of your home or business in Upstate South Carolina. By prioritizing regular maintenance, investing in protective measures, and responding promptly to signs of damage, you can minimize the impact of severe weather on your roof. Trust United Contracting & Roofing to be your partner in safeguarding your home against the elements. Contact us today to schedule a comprehensive roof inspection or repair service.

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