As we enjoy the spring and summer months, we should also prepare our homes for stormy weather. Storms, severe or not, can damage the exterior of our homes by removing siding, ripping away shingles and much more.
5 Tips for Preventing Storm Damage to Your Ypsilanti, MI, Home
Although you can’t prevent wind, water and hail, you can take some action to prevent storm damage to your Ypsilanti, MI home. Here are a few quick tips you can put into practice this year.
1. Remove Dead or Diseased Trees From Your Property
Trees can cause severe damage when they fall onto roofs or through siding.Each year look for dead or diseased trees around your property. These trees are weak, able to be torn from the ground easily by wind. Do what you can to remove them yourself or hire a professional to remove them for you.
2. Schedule a Roof and Siding Inspection Each Year
Storm damage can wreak havoc on your roofing and siding, especially if weak spots already exist in your shingles and siding. Schedule a roofing and siding inspection each year. Should they require repair, do so as quickly as possible to avoid any further damage from future weather.
3. Clean Out Your Gutters
Gutters remove excess water from the roof and surrounding areas of your home after it rains. Unfortunately, if your gutters are full of debris, water may pool on your roof, causing damage to shingles. Clean your gutters out at least annually to avoid water backups.
4. Check Siding for Cracks and Holes Often
Even with an annual siding inspection, we recommend checking your siding periodically for cracks and holes. For example, rocks thrown from your lawnmower can cause small amounts of damage that may worsen during a storm. Should you find a hole or crack, call a siding professional for help.
5. Secure Potential Flying Objects
Severe thunderstorms and tornados can send unsecured objects flying, turning them into projectiles that can severely damage your home. Anchor outdoor objects such as storage buildings and grills to the ground to secure them.
Call Rapid Roofing in Ypsilanti, MI, for Help
If your Ypsilanti, MI, home suffers damage due to a storm, our roofing and siding experts can help. To learn more about our services or for assistance, give our office a call today at 734-292-8872.