There is nothing worse than waking up after a big storm only to realize that wind or hail has knocked shingles off of your roof. While it is impossible to guarantee that you will avoid roof damage, there are steps you can take to help prevent the likelihood that your roof will have problems during normal weather events.
Get your roof inspected before bad weather hits
Your roof is a lot more likely to see problems during stormy weather if it is already in bad shape. Bringing in a roof inspector can save you money and hassle in the long run because preventative maintenance is always cheaper than emergency repair. If your roof is showing signs of damaged or loose shingles, your roofer will be able to replace them before the weather does, preventing water damage to the interior of your home.
Consider replacing your roof
If your roof is bogged down with damaged shingles and windy conditions are on their way, it might make the most sense to have your entire roof replaced. While you can repair individual shingles as time and money allow, this can lead to a piecemeal effect that can make your roof look like a patchwork quilt. If you have more than a few damaged shingles in need of replacement then it may be time to think about taking on a complete overhaul of your roof.
Ensure your roof is correctly ventilated
Especially in older homes, it is very common to find inadequate ventilation in roofing systems. This is a problem because when warm and moist air is unable to escape, it can create moisture that will weaken your asphalt shingles, making them susceptible to a strong breeze. An improperly vented roof can also void the warranty on your shingles, so calling a reputable roofing contractor to double check the condition of your ventilation will help prevent unexpected and unwanted damage, both now and long down the line.
Call Blair Construction today
If you’re ready to get started on your roof replacement project, you’ll need the help of a trusted and expert contractor by your side. Your neighborly contractors at Blair Construction are ready and willing to help. Give us a call 410-729-0777 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free, in-home estimate today.