If your home or business is located in Houston, Texas, or surrounding areas, you should invest in proper roof maintenance. The hail season is approaching us and it lasts between March and August. Within these long months is unpredictable weather and storms that can greatly damage your property. For maximum security, your home or business needs to have a durable roof that can endure hail and thunderstorms. CK Roofing is just around the corner, and we are ready to fortify your roof. Don’t jeopardize your family’s, employees’ or your safety during these next months. A strong roof is a great investment.
Signs of Hail or Storm Damage
Spotting damages from the ground can be a challenge. Many roofing issues are only visible when you are on the roof. That’s why CK Roofing recommends getting a professional inspection. Expert roofers know what to look out for and can catch issues normal homeowners or business owners wouldn’t be able to. Although getting regular inspections is the number one solution, here are a couple of signs you can look out for.
Loose Granules in Gutters or on Ground
If you spot large amounts of granules scattered around your ground or inside your gutters, you are most likely dealing with hail damage. Clean out your gutters before the next big storm. If you don’t, the granules will block the flow of water and can cause mildew and mold to form.
Dented, Lifted, or Broken Shingles
Shingles can get dented by hail. Sometimes, the dents aren’t noticeable. However, if you trace your finger along the shingle, you might be able to feel a small dip. Large hail can pound your shingles and cause them to lift. This can lead to leaks, which can damage your assets and belongings. The same goes for broken shingles. Any openings in your roof are gateways for water to get into your property.
How to Prevent Storm Damage
There are many precautions that you can take to prevent the hail season from damaging your roof.
Trim Nearby Branches
If there are tree branches near your roof, trim them as soon as possible. A storm’s winds can rip the branches off of the trees and cause them to puncture your roof. Again, you will be dealing with leaks if the holes aren’t fixed. The simplest solution is to cut the nearby branches.
Remove Material Outside Your Home
If you have equipment, tools, furniture, or other material outside your home, we recommend moving it inside your garage or shack before the next storm hits. This prevents the material from flying around and damaging your roof.
Regular Maintenace and Repairs
If your roof is in need of repairs, get them done as soon as possible. You don’t want to take a risk with an unstable roof. Regular inspections and maintenance will keep your roof in great condition and prevent issues from becoming expensive repairs.
Get in Touch with CK Roofing
Fortify your roof against this upcoming hail season. CK Roofing has been servicing the Houston area for many years and there isn’t a roofing problem that we can’t solve. Get in touch with our team today, and we’ll help you get through these tough storms!