If you live in the hurricane-prone gulf or in Tornado Alley, then you are already well aware of the damages high winds can inflict on your roof and your home in general. However, even in areas with relatively little wind, strong gusts can seriously impact the integrity of your roof. No matter where you live, the best course of action is preventative. A thorough roof inspection by the certified roof inspectors at RoofPRO will help identify possible problem areas before unforeseen winds turn them into issues that require extensive and expensive roof repair or entire roof replacement.
The Most Important Step In a Roof Maintenance Plan: A Roof Inspection
A roof maintenance plan is essential in maintaining the effectiveness and longevity of your roof and mitigating the high costs that can be accrued due to unaddressed structural or aesthetic issues. Frequent and thorough roof inspections should be a key component of any roof maintenance plan. You cannot be fully prepared for strong winds if you don’t fully understand the current state of your roof. Let the professionals at RoofPRO assess your roof’s weaknesses and problem areas. We will provide you with a detailed assessment and work with you to create a cost-effective plan to ensure that your roof is ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at it.
How Wind Can Damage Your Roof
Even minor roof issues, such as cracked or crumbling shingles, loose drip edge or flashing, cracked ridge vents, or sagging facia boards, can be greatly aggravated by strong winds. Any pockets created by worn or damaged roofing materials can be caught by even minor winds causing ripping, tearing, loosening, or outright removal of the material. In the case of strong wind damages sustained during a thunderstorm, there can be the additional negative impact of exposing the non-waterproof aspect of your roof to rain and moisture. Additionally – and often dangerously overlooked – wind can knock down old branches, limbs, and trees, as well as pick up loose furniture or lawn ornaments. These falling and airborne objects can cause additional extensive damage to your home’s roof and exterior.
Why Wind Damage Inspection and Repair are Crucial
Damages caused to your roof by storms and strong wind can often go unnoticed. A flapping, cracked, or loose shingle may be completely benign until a future storm exposes your roof to rain, wind, or ice or snow accumulation. At this point, it is too late; the damage is done. This is another reason why frequent roof inspections, specifically after an incident of strong winds, are so important. Similarly, once your roof has been inspected, any damages should be repaired as soon as possible. Consistent and professional roof repair will help you and your roof to be ready for the next strong wind event.
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Since 2003, RoofPRO has provided business and residents of the Baltimore and Washington metro area with high quality, consistent, and reliable roofing services. We have expanded our business and built our reputation through professionalism, trustworthiness, and the highest level of craftsmanship. We have the knowledge and know how to take on any job and to do it right the first time. Give us a call (410-428-6806) or request a quote online today to see how RoofPRO can put its reputation to work for you!
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