Strong winds can pose a threat to the roofing system, dislodging materials and carrying debris that can damage the exterior. While there is no stopping Mother Nature, you can get ahead of the repercussions that accompany a wind-damaged roof.
Renaissance Roofing, Inc., your roofing experts in the area, share tips on how you can reinforce your roof to stand up against destructive gusts and gales.
Securing Your Roof’s Important Components
Every time you perform inspections and do maintenance on your roof, it is imperative that you keep its important components secured.
Pay attention to areas of your roof that may be potential hazards for damage. Corners, for instance, must be properly secured as they are prone to wind uplift. Install additional fasteners if your roof has been installed a considerable number of years. Do the same for gutters and downspouts. You don’t just protect these from wind, but also against water damage.
Removing Branches From Trees
Tree branches sway with the wind, which is not a good sign if they extend onto the rooftop. As they brush against the surface, they cause further damage, such as granular loss on your shingles. Prevent potential abrasions with a bit of trimming. Experienced roofers like Renaissance Roofing, Inc., recommend branches be at least 10 feet away from the roof.
Decluttering Your Roof
Check if your roof has any debris or clutter that may cause further damage during a wind-heavy storm. Remove them as soon as possible so that you don’t hurt your roof when disaster strikes. Be sure to reattach anything that is affixed to your roof as well.
Count on Renaissance Roofing, Inc., to protect your roof from weather-related damage. Our services range from a simple roof leak repair to an extensive roof replacement. Give us a call at (541) 204-1690 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Oregon, including those living in Salem, Albany and Corvallis.