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  • Sep15Mon

    Check Your Roof

    September 15, 2014
    With fall here, wind, rain, hail, and winter storms are ahead its time to  inspect your roof for damage and undertake any necessary repairs.
    • Trim trees and remove dead branches so they do not damage your home or injure someone if they fall.
    • Check for damage to your roof, and clean gutters and downspouts to keep debris from accumulating. This is especially important during the fall season. Consider impact-resistant roofing material if you live in a hail-prone area and are planning to build or replace the roof on your home.
    • Add extra insulation in the attic to guard against ice dams. If too much heat escapes, it can melt the ice and snow on the roof. When it refreezes, it can cause an ice dam, which can lead to water damage inside your home.
    • Check the flashing on the roof to make sure it is in good condition to help prevent water penetration.
    • Inspect your roof regularly for maintenance issues that could make it more susceptible to hail and other damage, including surface bubbles and areas with missing gravel on flat roofs, or missing or damaged shingles or tiles on sloped roofs.
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