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How to Protect Your Roof and Gutters from Storm DamageFebruary 11th, 2015
England is no stranger to extreme weather. Storms can strike during all four seasons and any good home owner should know how to protect his property against storm damage. You can’t secure entirely your home against mother nature, but there are ways to prevent or at least minimize the damage.
Prevention Before the Storm
Your roof’s safety means you should prepare for the worst in advance. Inspect your London roofing once or twice a year to detect early any potential damage and get it fixed. If there is a crack or some other issue the storm will further damage it, so you should always be sure your roof is 100% functional. Don’t leave any small repair for later, because it might be too late. Also be sure to take a look for any cracked, missing, or broken shingles. Rust is also not your friend. Be sure to seal any openings because having an unwanted shower in your living room is never pleasant.
Keep Your Gutters Clean
You may think the roof is the priority during a storm and not pay much attention to the gutters. But especially during heavy rains the gutters is what you have to worry about. If they have not cleaned and maintained them regularly you risk clogging them. If clogged, the water from the storm will overflow and you risk flooding your basement or lawn. If there are any leaks or cracks, you yet again risk a flood round your house. If they are not held tight the heavy wind may break them down. So be sure to always have clean gutters. We recommend cleaning them every 2-3 months.
Inspect the Damage Immediately After the Storm
Even if the storm doesn’t make a waterfall in your bedroom, be sure to check for any damages right after it passes and it is safe for you to climb on the roof. You want to repair any issue immediately because you never know when the next storm shall come. Best address roofing and gutter professionals for any bigger issues because roofing damage can lead to more serious harms to your home.
Preparation is the key to preventing any kind of serious damage to your home. Make sure to regularly check your roof and gutters, maintain your property right and just hope that storm doesn’t evolve into a tornado. And if you need any help you can always count on your friendly gutter cleaners to give you a helping hand.