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Preparing Your Roof For Hurricane And Storm Durability

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You may believe your roof is as durable as it will get in order to withstand hurricanes and other storm damage. The truth is, your roof may not be as ready as you think. There are some residential roofing services that can assist you in determining what your current roofing situation is and in making the upgrades you need. Here are a few of those services. 

Roofing Inspection

There are three times that homeowners will have a roofing inspection done. This times are at the time of a home purchase, selling a home, or for insurance coverage purposes. Outside of these three times, you may rarely have a roof inspection performed. This means that you could be missing vital information about your roof, including weak spots and issues that could allow severe weather to cause extensive damage to your roofline. For this reason, you should start off with a full roofing inspection to determine your current status and what steps to take for durability and storm damage prevention.

Replace Guttering Systems

It may come as a surprise to you to consider replacing, or at least upgrading, your current guttering system. The truth is, your guttering system can become clogged from time to time. These clogs can cause water damage, weak spots in the roofing, and even weight pulling down on the roofing. These issues can cause damage to the roof that is not necessarily visible.

Consider replacing your current guttering system with gutters that have shields preventing larger debris from entering the gutter and causing clogging or backups. You may also want to consider how your current guttering system drains and upgrade those drainage spots to increase water flow and removal from the roofing area. This will help reduce water damage that could cause durability issues.

Upgrading Roofing Shingles

Your current roofing shingles could lead to durability problems as well. For example, you may have traditional thin asphalt shingles on your roof. These can easily be blown up with strong winds and allow water to enter underneath the shingle. When the shingle settles back into place, the water may still be there, becoming trapped, and causing water damage issues. Some shingle options that may be ideal for you are stainless steel, clay, or other weather durable shingles that are ideal for your environment.

By taking the necessary steps, and moving through some of these services and options, you can increase the durability of your roof for severe storms and hurricanes. If you have other severe weather conditions in your area, voice your concerns to your roofing contractor for possible residential roofing services that will fit your needs.