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Debris And High Winds: Preparing Your Roof For Hailstorms

Your roof’s likely to suffer some form of damage after an extreme weather event, like thunderstorms and hail storms. In most cases, roof damage is caused by the sheer force and blunt impact of wind and hail. You can, however, undertake a few measures to lower the chances of your roof getting damaged.


Trim Overhanging Tree Limbs

Although the sheer force of gale-force winds can dislodge a few shingles, it’s usually the debris carried by the wind that causes most of the damage. Trimming overgrown tree branches before they’re knocked off by wind or hail can help prevent damage to your roof.

Use Hail- And Wind-Resistant Roofing Materials

After getting rid of the risk posed by nearby trees, you need to make sure your roofing material won’t be easily blown away by wind uplift. You can ask your local roofing contractor about the wind speeds in your area and ask for recommendations regarding roofing materials rated for wind speeds.

You also need to ensure your roof is durable enough to withstand hailstones. Combined with wind, hailstones can turn into projectiles that can easily puncture holes in a roof. Using hail-resistant material can mitigate potential damage

Schedule Periodic Roof Inspections

Your roof is likely to suffer further damage if there are already pre-existing cracks on it. By conducting periodic roof inspections, contractors can find and fix relatively minor signs of damage before they’re aggravated by gradual wear and tear or extreme weather events.

It’s also a good idea to have your roof inspected after an extreme weather event. Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc., is the highest rated roofer in the state. We offer a wide range of general roofing services as well as more specialized ones like hail damage roof repairs. For inquiries, call us at (713) 244-5530