Do you know what to do in the event of a roofing emergency or heavy storm? Have you made plans for addressing common storm conditions? What to do in a hail storm, how to get rid of ice dams, where to place sandbags in case of severe winds and where to dump snow from the roof if the load is too heavy are great examples of proactively preparing for storms ahead.
- To prevent ice dams from forming, make sure that when snow comes you take a snow rake and remove 6-8 inches of snow from just above the gutters.
- Place sandbags around windows and shutters, as well as on all patio furniture when severe winds hit. This will reduce damage to your home’s exterior.
If your roof warranty is still valid, determine whether it covers extreme storm losses. If it doesn’t, it may be worth adding that into the details if you’re in the Lincoln or Omaha areas. Make sure you take preventative steps to keep a storm from doing too much damage to your home and its exterior.
Whatever your plan maybe be, it’s important to have a detailed one to prevent major storm damage. Walk yourself through as many “what if” situations as you can ahead of time.
If you need a roofing professional’s opinion and services, don’t hesitate to call Exterior Remodel and Design, call us 402-861-0000.