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SERVPRO of East Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville : Is Your Roof Ready for the Storm?

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

Is your roof ready for the storm?

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Everyone wants rainbows but no one wants to do what it takes to prepare to get through the rain. Indeed, to experience the good, you have to be ready for the bad. This includes knowing how to protect your roof from potential storm damage. Learn how to prepare your roof for a major storm by checking for signs of existing damage and charting a course towards repairs prior to the storm plowing through your town.

Check for Signs of Existing Damage

One of the first things you can do is check your roof for visible signs of existing leaks, mold or water damage. If you end up finding these visible signs, then contact your local roofer immediately to repair everything before the next big storm hits. The longer you wait, the more damage you will sustain and a mold issue can be a real nightmare.

Other Areas to Check on Your Roof

Above and beyond doing a visual inspection (which, for safety purposes, it’s best that a roofing professional performs), homeowners should also follow these steps to secure their roof to keep it from incurring the full wrath of a severe storm:

  1. Make sure your gutters are clean and unblocked. If they’re blocked, the water will stay on your roof, which can pool and cause leaks or other disasters.
  2. Cut or prune nearby trees. This is to protect your roof from powerful winds and rain that can cause trees or large branches to fall on your roof.
  3. Replace missing or damaged shingles. Shingles usually don’t fall off very easily, so it will also be worthwhile figuring out why this happened. If there are any damaged shingles, they need to be replaced.

Cleaning Up the Mess the Storm Left Behind

While the steps above will help fortify or protect your roof, you never know how bad a storm will be. This is why you should never assume that you will be in the clear just because you’ve covered your bases by following these tips. If you’ve had a flood that was caused by storm damage to your roof, then call SERVPRO East Nashville at (615) 868-5324 to assess the damages and configure a plan to remediate the issues at hand.

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