During the summer months, storms can seem to come out of nowhere. Enjoying a little light summer drizzle from the comfort of your living room is one thing, but a strong thunderstorm is another matter entirely. And unfortunately, the accompanying hail it may bring can quite literally leave its mark on your roof.
If you wake up the morning after a hail storm to see shingles on the ground, the best thing you can do is handle the problem quickly. In this post from J&J Roofing, we’re breaking down everything you need to do to protect your roof from hail damage. Give us a call to get connected with a Macomb County residential roofer fast next time you need one!
Take these steps to protect your roof from hail damage:
- Understand Your Insurance Policy
You can’t keep hail from damaging your roof, but you can make sure you’re prepared to deal with it when it does. Half the battle is knowing you have a good homeowners insurance policy and understanding the terms. Be sure to invest in a solid homeowners policy and keep a copy of the terms handy so you can make a claim quickly when you need to.
- Keep Your Gutters in Good Shape
A dangling or broken gutter can lead to roof damage that weakens your roof during high winds, making it even more vulnerable when hail strikes. Staying on top of your gutters with regular gutter cleaning and maintenance is an essential part of protecting your roof from hail, sleet, snow, and rain.
- Stay on Top of Maintenance
If you suspect any degree of roof damage, it’s important to have your roof checked and repaired as soon as possible. A small point of vulnerability can easily become more significant when cumulative damage occurs, allowing moisture to seep into the underlayment or even cause structural damage.
- Invest in a High-Performance Roof
If you decide at some point to invest in a new roof, talk to your residential roofer about options that will stand up to hail and impacts. Roofing materials have come a long way over the years, and there are many high-performance shingles available.
Schedule Your Macomb County Residential Roof Repair
Do you need to schedule roof maintenance? Give J&J Roofing a call and connect with a residential roofer today! Schedule your roof inspection or gutter repair service by calling us at 586-445-6455 or contact us online to connect with a member of our team.