Preparing Your Roof for Weather Damage

Spring brings warmer weather, flowers and trees in bloom, but it also brings sudden storms. After your roof had to endure the harsh winter weather, now it has to be prepared to face high winds and heavy rain.

As a diligent homeowner, you must prepare your Austin roofing to face weather damage. Here is what you can do:

1. Check for Loose Shingles

If shingles appear to rattle and move in the wind, a heavy thunderstorm will certainly dislodge them. By the time you realize that the damage occurred, you will have rainwater seeping into the attic.

Loose shingles must not be ignored – call a roofing contractor as soon as possible to fix the issue.

2. Do Not Ignore Cracked Sidings

Sidings represent the area that connects the roof to the walls of your house. They must be intact in order to do their job, that is, completely insulate your house from the elements. Even small cracks are dangerous – water can leak inside, erode the area further and invite dampness, fungi and mould inside your home.

3. Clean Your Gutters

Clean gutters mean that water flows away from the roof and down into the earth. A clogged gutter will cause water to accumulate on the roof and potentially leak inside your house.