Spring is here! And with spring comes many-a-spring storm. While there’s no way to avoid this annual onslaught of severe weather, there are a few things homeowners can do to help protect their roofs from damage. And, in the event of a spring storm, there are a few first steps you should take. As experts in roofing for St Paul, we would like to put together a rundown of necessary preparations to take as well as what to do in the event of a storm that wreaks havoc on your roofing.
Keep Trees Trimmed
Be sure to get rid of weak and broken branches. This can prevent limbs from ending up on your roof or through your window during a severe spring storm.
Make sure that your drainage system, gutters and downspouts, are securely attached to your home and clear of any debris. A clogged gutter can cause water to enter your home during a storm and a loose drainpipe can bang against your siding causing damage.
In the Event of a Storm
When your roofing experiences extremely heavy rain, hail or wind damage from a springtime storm, follows these important steps:
- Call your insurance provider and let them know the damage and the date it was sustained
- Find a trusted roofing repair contractor you can trust
- Meet with the adjuster and roofing repair contractor for inspection
At Eastern Roofing & Siding we understand just how important your roof is to your home or business and we take that responsibility seriously. We are also experienced working with insurance companies to help you get the roofing repair you need and deserve.
While there’s no way to keep spring storms out of Minnesota, you can help your home to weather the storms by following these steps. And, in the event of a storm do not hesitate to give us a call. We can come out to your home to inspect your roof and perform any roofing repair you need.
We will check for standing water, loose or missing shingles, signs of water leaks, bent gutters, fascia gaps and much much more.
If you are unsure where to begin or need advice about protecting your roofing before and after a storm, feel free to give us a call. And, for more information about roofing in St Paul and other Twin Cities areas, call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.