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4 Ways To Minimize Wind Damage

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

Missing shingles on a roof High winds can cause missing shingles to your roof.

Take The Following Steps Before The Next Storm Hits

High winds aren’t just unpleasant. They can also wreak havoc on your business in West Charlotte, NC. If the damage is severe and leads to a roof leak, it means everything the roof is protecting is at risk. While it may not be possible to avoid the need for a storm damage and restoration company, taking steps before the next storm may help ease the costs.

1. Don’t Delay Repairs
From missing shingles to damaged flashing, any component of your roof failing increases the chances of damage. Along with getting an annual inspection by a certified contractor, regular checks should be done to ensure everything is as it should be. If any damage is discovered, repairs should be immediately made.

2. Reinforce the Roof
If your business has had a roof leak before, you know you are at added risk when the next storm comes. Along with repairing damaged elements, other reinforcements can be added to beef it up, such as roofing cement or sheets. Depending on the age of the roof, it may be time to consider higher-quality, more modern shingles that are designed to better take the brunt of storm damage.

3. Consider Your Landscaping
Although landscaping may not seem relevant to a damaged roof, the wind doesn’t care where debris or belongings are located. Decorations or furniture may become airborne, even landing on the roof or hitting it as it flies by. Nearby trees are also a concern. Branches that are too close to the structure could drop or constantly brush against the materials, making them degrade even faster.

4. Have Boarding Supplies Available
Whether the storm comes before a repair is made or an unexpected leak pops up, have tarps and other boarding materials on the premises to make a quick, temporary repair.
A roof leak means more than roof repairs. Planning ahead of the next storm better protects your business.

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