The spring is fast approaching in many Massachusetts areas, and with the change in season comes the potential for storms. You have invested much in your home and do not want to experience a storm that batters your roof before you have even had time to enjoy it. Here is North Shore Roofing’s guide to storm damage clean-up and residential roofing services.
- Always Practice Safety First
While the weight of impending repairs will weigh heavily on your mind, you must always place you and your family’s safety above needed repairs. Not only can downed power lines create a hazardous situation, but strong winds will factor in the dangers of flying debris. Always assess the risk before starting any repairs. If you are unsure of how or when to proceed, it is better to call North Shore Roofing to help you evaluate the damage. In the meantime, look for leaks inside and take measures to stop the source.
- Inspect Your Attic For Signs Of Damage
While you are waiting for the elements to improve outside your home, it is a great time to inspect your attic since any leaks will begin to flow through any open sources from the roof. Look for light causes, water stains, or drips. These are clear indicators that any further storms will cause severe roof damage or a complete collapse and replacement.
- Look Around The Exterior Of Your Home For Roofing Material
Once you are able to start working in the exterior of your home safely, you will most likely begin with clean-up duties. While cleaning up the larger debris, look for roofing materials such as broken shingles, flashing, metal coating, or drainage pipes. It will allow you to know without an inspection that you will require residential roofing services.
- Remove Remaining Storm Debris From The Rooftop
Once your yard is in order, it is time to climb up on your roof and clean the rooftop debris. Usually, things like tree branches and lawn furniture are heavy, so it is essential you remove them quickly to prevent further damage from occurring. If you want to ensure caution, call us so that we can take care of the heavy lifting and assessing for you.
- Look For Wear And Tear From Hail Or Other Storm Damage
When it comes to hail, property owners generally think of their home first and their cars second. You should also take this route since hail will cause havoc to the roofing material. Not only will hail crack and break shingles, but it can damage the flashing around vents and chimneys. Perform a thorough inspection for breaks and dents.
- Inspect And Clean Your Gutters
Blocked gutters are the chief reason for standing water on your roof. Add in the critters and bird nests, and you have the perfect recipe for a rainwater catastrophe. Cleaning the gutters, most especially during rainy seasons, will prevent leaks and wood rot. Take the time to remove tree leaves and replace gutter parts before the next storm takes place.
- Immediately Call North Shore Roofing For Repairs
Time becomes the issue after a storm, so you should immediately call us so that we can perform a full assessment as well as schedule the needed repairs before another storm hits. If you have insurance, we can help you make contact, so you get damages covered.
To learn more about how North Shore Roofing will help you recover from storm damage, visit up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NorthShoreRoofingMA or call (978) 977-3816.