Blog Weathering the Storm: Expert Tips from Riddle Contracting on Protecting Your Roof Apr 18, 2024

As the seasons change and storms roll in, it's important to ensure that your roof is protected and well-maintained to withstand the elements. At Riddle Contracting, we understand the importance of a resilient roof, which is why we've put together some expert tips to help you weather the storm. From preventative maintenance to post-storm inspections, we've got you covered.

1. Regular Inspections One of the best ways to protect your roof is by scheduling regular inspections. Your roof should be inspected at least once a year, but ideally twice – in the spring and fall. Regular inspections can help catch any potential issues before they turn into costly repairs.

2. Keep Gutters Clear Clogged gutters can lead to water buildup, which can ultimately damage your roof. Make sure to clean out your gutters regularly, especially after storms or in the fall when leaves are falling. This will help prevent water from seeping under your roof shingles and causing leaks.

3. Trim Overhanging Branches Overhanging branches can cause damage to your roof during high winds or storms. Make sure to trim back any branches that are close to or touching your roof to prevent them from scraping or falling onto your shingles.

4. Check for Signs of Damage After a storm, be sure to visually inspect your roof for any signs of damage. Look for missing or damaged shingles, as well as any debris that may have accumulated on the roof. If you notice any issues, contact a professional roofing contractor to assess the damage.

5. Invest in Quality Materials When it comes time to replace your roof, invest in high-quality materials that are built to last. Quality shingles, underlayment, and flashing can help protect your home from the elements and ensure your roof will last for years to come.

6. Hire a Professional While it may be tempting to DIY your roof repairs, it's always best to hire a professional roofing contractor. Roofing work can be dangerous and complex, so leave it to the experts to ensure the job is done correctly and safely.

At Riddle Contracting, we are committed to providing our customers with top-quality roofing services that will keep their homes protected for years to come. By following these expert tips, you can help protect your roof and weather the storm with ease. Remember, a well-maintained roof is a happy roof!

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