The end of the hurricane season is the perfect time to check your roof for damage. Florida’s relatively dry winters allow you a little time to get your roof back in shape…before next year’s hurricane season. Catching any roof damage early decreased the likelihood that the issues will worsen and result in the need for far more expensive repairs in the future. Here are 5 post-hurricane roofing projects to focus on:
1 – Shingle Replacement
It is a good idea to inspect your roof after every major storm; however, this is not always possible. If you have not been checking your roof throughout the hurricane season, it is a good idea to look at it now.
Look for any missing or damaged shingles. Damaged shingles (cracked, curling, etc.) may not do a good job of keeping water out of your home. If shingle replacement is not something that you are comfortable handling yourself, get in touch with shingle roof repair contractors in the Miami area to have it done for you.
2 – Flashing Replacement
This refers to the thin strips of metal that keep water from infiltrating at a roof valley, skylight and other parts of a roof. Flashing is especially vulnerable to harsh weather. If your flashing is cracked or missing, you will need to have it repaired as soon as possible.
3 – Debris Removal
Severe weather often results in leaves, branches and other debris collecting on your roof. These should be cleaned periodically, since debris on your roof can trap moisture and cause premature roof deterioration.
4 – Gutter Cleaning
High winds and heavy rains can also cause dirt, leaves and branches to collect in your gutters and clog them. This causes water to overflow and to accumulate around your foundation, potentially causing it to settle or crack. Gutters that are weighed down with leaves can also put stress on fascia boards and soffits. Clean gutters periodically, or add gutter guards for increased protection.
5 – Roof Replacement
If your roof has suffered from extensive damage – or is simply reaching the end of its lifespan, it may be time for a roof replacement. This may involve replacing your current roof shingles with shingles rated for high wind.
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