Protecting Residential Roofs During Severe Weather

The Atlantic is churning out hurricane after hurricane in the 2019 season, so much so that Massachusetts residents are experiencing severe weather, which can damage residential roofs very easily. On the tail-end of the hurricane season and torrential rains will come other natural hazards like snowstorms and hail. Taking precautions and protecting residential roofs during severe weather will not only minimize the risk of damage but will reduce repair costs as well.

  1. Regular Residential Roof Inspections

Your roof does more than protect your property. It also is a vital source for building stability, which ensures your long-term investment retains its value. Performing regular residential roof inspections have several benefits. Not only will you maintain your roof’s structural integrity, but you will expand its expected lifespan by years with assessments.

During your maintenance inspections, it is vital to clear away debris and look for building material deterioration. It is also advisable to hire a reputable residential roof inspector that follows best practices, including clear and compelling maintenance protocols, having a proven track record, highly rated clientele feedback, and a wide range of expertise.

  1. Research

It is also essential for homeowners to perform research to find innovative ways to protect and maintain one’s roof. Now only is it necessary to know about roofing materials, repairs, and upkeep, but understanding how today’s technology can be used to manage oversight will reduce the likelihood of damage as well as costly residential roof repairs.

  1. Preventative Maintenance

Preventive maintenance ensures your roof’s longevity, so performing preventative upkeep should be done twice a year, generally in the spring and fall when the roof is dry and the weather warm. You also want to do a quick check after any severe weather as it is required under your manufacturer’s warranty to ensure your roof did not sustain damage. Ignoring a small leak or a broken tile until there is more considerable damage would ultimately cause your warranty to be voided, which will cost you out-of-pocket expenses.

While there is a clear understanding that eventually your roof will need repairs, restoration, or replacement, the goal with preventative maintenance is to extend its shelf life and save the homeowner money. By allowing North Shore Roofing to perform your preventative maintenance, you will have documented proof as well as a maintenance plan that details upcoming upkeep, repair or replacement needs that allows you to save money because our experts check for defective materials, caulking, or an insecure infrastructure.

Severe Weather Before And After Residential Roof Check List

During your inspections, it is vital to check infrastructure integrity, flashing, and building deterioration, which is why it’s crucial to have a professional familiar with these issues on hand. You also need someone who has experience with roofing documentation to ensure that seasonal inspections allow for analytical insights. Here is how seasonal weather will affect your roof

  • Spring: Spring storms and winter weather damage can cause deterioration.
  • Summer: Watch for leaks after thunderstorms and make roofing improvements.
  • Fall: Watch for signs of thermal and UV stress and clean drainage systems.
  • Winter: Not cleaning snow accumulation can lead to roof damage and eventual collapse.

North Shore Roofing is available to help you perform residential or commercial roof inspections and maintenance. Call (978) 977-3816 or visit us at