Tips to protect your home from storm damage

Tips to protect your home from storm damage

Tips to protect your home from storm damage

The average home goes through a lot of punishment day to day, particularly your roof. The amount of exposure they get can damage the structure and leave you open to problems like leaks or holes, particularly during a storm.

Here are a few tips to help you keep your home safe from the storm and avoid a potential disaster:

Replace Problem Shingles

Your shingles are the first line of defense for your roof. Because of this, it is also likely to get damaged, if left unrepaired it can lead to further problems in your home. Replace any cracked, bent or missing shingles immediately to avoid a quicker deterioration, Royal Crown Roofing also provides repairs on damaged roofs.

Get Impact-Rated Windows

Your windows can be cracked by flying/falling debris and their frames can also deteriorate and let drafts in, this can not only weaken your windows but also increase the cost of keeping your home warm/cool. To keep yourself safe, get high-quality windows with high-impact ratings the higher the rating indicates how durable the window is, which can prevent or minimize damage from wind, and debris.

Repair Weather Sealing

Whether it’s for your doors or windows, it’s always good to get your weather sealing repaired/replaced. If it gets old or damaged, it can become the source of drafts and water leaks and also increase the cost of keeping your home warm/cool.

Clear Out Your Gutters

Storm damage from water is minimized when it is flowing through your gutters. However, debris like leaves, branches, and granules from your shingles might pile up and clog your gutters. With nowhere to go the water can pile up and create roof leaks, make sure you clear out your gutters before and after a storm so it can allow water to flow away from the roof.

Here at Royal Crown Roofing we inspect and advise you on your best course of action, be it a small repair, a new roof or nothing at all, sometimes the damage can be superficial and require no work, that is why it is always best to call an expert if you’re unsure.

Call us today for a no obligation free inspection (844) 769-2514 or click the button below to be taken to our contact form and we will be in touch.

How to Inspect for Damage

How to Inspect for Damage

Why wait for the drip, drip, drip of a damaged roof It’s a good idea to inspect your roof regularly, particularly in Texas where we get extreme weather.
You can inspect your roof yourself by either climbing on your roof or by using binoculars from the ground.

If you do choose to go up on the roof yourself, remember to always utilize proper safety equipment to prevent any falls or injury.

Here are some things to look for:

  • Check flashing for damage or inadequate coverage
  • Look under eaves and overhangs for damage
  • Examine shingles for any that are missing, cracked, curled, torn, or warped
  • Look for any open seams, joints or popped and rusted nails or stains around nails
  • Look for signs of insects or critter infestation (squirrels love climbing on roofs and they can make holes)
  • Check for sagging or unsound areas
  • Check for rotten fascia and eaves
  • Inspect your sources of roof ventilation to make sure they are not clogged
  • Inspect gutters for sagging or signs of leaks and be sure to remove any leaves or debris
  • Check for dark patches or biological growth
  • Check around pipes and roof penetrations to make sure they are sealed and in good shape
  • Look inside the attic for signs of leaks, dark spots, holes, sagging sheathing or rotting wood

You can do all this yourself, but if you’re uncomfortable with the idea of walking around on your roof, climbing a ladder in the first place, or you just want a professional inspection done, then give us a call at 844-ROYAL-14 or click here to be directed to our contact page.

Remember, we provide a free no obligation inspection of your roof

Roof Evaluation

Inspect your roof carefully for the following signs that your roof may need attention:

  • Leaks in the attic after driving rain
  • Blistering and peeling of outside paint
  • Stains, mold, or mildew growth on interior ceilings and walls
  • Roof shingle, sheathing and/or siding decay
  • Missing, cracked, or curled shingles

If you notice anything which might be a leak, or your just not sure if it’s damaged or not, don’t wait till its to late, call us today at 844-ROYAL-14 or click here to be directed to our contact page

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