The protection of family and property is very important to us. Potentially dangerous storms headed Hawaii’s way serve as a notice to homeowners: now is the ideal time to shore up one’s roof with the goal of mitigating catastrophic damage.
In advance of future storms, homeowners should check past service records for their roof. If it has been more than 10 years since installation or repairs have taken place, a roofing inspection will pinpoint necessary improvements. Most reputable roofing companies will offer free inspections, and get up on the roof to access any current or potential problems. Just having them look over your roof gives needed peace of mind.
Remember, the hurricane season runs through November; anticipate potentially dangerous storms, and address key roof issues:
- Check for loose edge flashings and worn or cracked shingles.
- Clean gutters and downspouts of debris, and trim encroaching tree branches; heavy rains can overwhelm gutters and impede the proper flow of water around areas which may lead to unnecessary damage.
- Inspect all skylights and additional roof flashings for cracks and other defects.
By taking these simple steps, residents give themselves and family members the best chance of riding out the busy hurricane season.