Ways To Protect Your Roof This Hurricane Season
Sure, hurricane season technically begins on June 1st, but we all know that now is the time to be watching the news for updates on the weather. Hurricane Matthew gave us quite a scare last year and brought a whole lot of rain to the area. While a third year in a row of flooding seems highly unlikely, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. It’s important to prepare for the worst, so Carolina Custom Contractors is here to provide a few tips to ensure that your roof is protected this hurricane season.
Inspect The Attic
There is no better time than now to take a quick walkthrough of your attic to check out the ventilation and looks for any compromised or loose areas. While you are up there, look for signs or water intrusion, which includes damp wood, stains, moist insulation, peeling paint and mold. With all of the rain we have been receiving lately, you may have already noticed an issue. If you have or see signs, please call Carolina Custom Contractors, your Myrtle Beach roofing expert.
Clean Out Your Gutters
Clogged gutters can cause your roof a lot of harm. It’s important that occasionally inspect your gutters and clean them out by hand to ensure that everything is flowing as it should. Debris can cause blockages that cause water to pool in areas along your roofline that aren’t accustomed to taking on water and cause be damaging.
Keep An Eye Out For Loose Shingles & Tiles
It’s important to inspect your shingles and tiles to make sure they are secured with caulk, screws or nails. If not, your home could be bringing in unwanted water via your roof. If these get ripped off during a severe storm, it leaves your home extremely vulnerable. A trusted professional like Carolina Custom Contractors would be more than happy to inspect your roof for you.
Dead branches from trees around your home can cause damage to your roof during a hurricane or tropical storm. We recommend calling a local tree trimming company to take down any dead or loose tree branches to prevent future damage to your home.
Hopefully we will have a mild hurricane season this year and you won’t have anything to worry about, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you would like Carolina Custom Contractors to come out and inspect your roof to make sure your home is ready to take on this hurricane season, please contact us here »