High Winds And Roofing: 3 Tips To Help Deal With Repairs After Storm Damage
In North America, most homes have asphalt shingle roofing, which are vulnerable to damage in high winds. With asphalt shingles, even a summer thunder storm can cause damage to roofing, which is why you want to prepare for any emergency repairs that you may need to have done for your home. Here are a few tips that will help you prepare for some of the roof damage after storms cause damage to your home:
1. Prepare Tools and Equipment Needed for Emergency Repairs
Before a storm comes through your area, you want to make sure that you have the correct tools and equipment for emergency repairs. Make sure you have proper safety gear like rubber boots and fall protection equipment (construction grade ropes and harnesses). In addition, a tool belt, hammer and hand tools will be needed for small repairs. Other tools like chainsaws and drills need to have gas and batteries charged for any repairs that you may need to do after the storm passes.
2. Keep Tarps to Protect Your Home from Wind and Rain After Storm Damage
When your home has been damaged in stormy weather, you will want to have tarps to quickly cover the area and protect your home from water damage. At any hardware store, you will be able to get tarps of various thicknesses and widths. Invest in several tarps to use in various situations where you will need to protect your home from further damage.
3. Keep Extra Roofing Materials That Match Your Roof for Quick Emergency Repairs
The roof damage on your home may only need simple repairs, such as replacing a shingle or patching a hole in the roof. Make sure that you have the supplies to do some of the simple repairs on your roof such as, roof decking, underlayments, shingles and asphalt cement. It is also important that you wait for any weather dangers to pass before attempting repairs. In addition, make sure to use safety precautions when getting on the roof of your home, or contact a roofing professional to help with the needed repairs that you cannot do on your own.
These are some tips that will help you prepare for potential storm damage to your home. If wind has caused severe damage to your roof, contact a roofing contractor, such as from AJ Shirk Roofing Company LLC, to help with some of the emergency repairs you need to prevent further damage to your home.