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Top 5 Tips to Prevent Wind Damage to Your Roof

Your roof is made to last for decades, but severe winds can challenge even the strongest roofing system. Since most major storms are seasonal, you can prepare for these storms and prevent damage. Of course, prevention is typically less expensive and more effective than repairs after the fact! Check out our recommendations to prevent wind damage, and get your home ready before the next storm.

5 Tips to Prevent Wind Damage

  1. Maintain your trees. Trim dead limbs regularly and be proactive if a tree is showing signs of decay or disease. Check for damage after storms, and clean up any broken or fallen limbs. Trees are a very common cause of storm damage, but consistent maintenance can prevent most instances.
  2. Close windows and doors during a storm and keep them closed. High winds create tremendous pressure, and homes are designed to withstand that pressure when the wind is buffeting the exterior of the building. Open windows and doors allow that wind into your home, weakening the structure as a whole and exposing your roof to additional pressure from the storm.
  3. Invest in quality roofing materials. When replacing a roof, choose shingles with a high wind resistance rating. They are designed to withstand significant storms and wind without lifting.
  4. Maintain the edges of your roof, including gutters and flashing. Water accumulation due to clogged gutters will undermine the protection your shingles offer. Damaged or missing flashing will further compromise your roof.
  5. Get your roof inspected regularly! Many roofing problems can be mitigated before a catastrophe arises by simply having a professional inspect your roof. You may not know what you’re looking for, but a qualified roofing professional will be able to pinpoint any issues and help you solve the problem.

Be Prepared for Inclement Weather

Don’t ignore the forecast! If a storm is coming, be prepared. Effective preventative measures can save you big money in the long run, especially if you can stop a small problem – like a few lifted shingles – from turning into an issue that requires a full roof rebuild.

At United Contracting & Roofing, we offer a free inspection for any homeowner or business. Whether you’ve just weathered a severe storm or have noticed signs of damage such as discolored or curling shingles, our experienced inspectors can narrow down the problem and provide a written quote for any recommended repairs.

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Ready to book your free inspection and make sure your home is ready for whatever the weather can throw at it? Contact us today and one of our professional roofing inspectors will be happy to come carefully examine your roof, free of charge!

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