The roof may not be the first thing in many homeowners’ minds, that is until a few loose shingles or a fallen tree limb becomes apparent. Neglecting this important part of the home can result in further damage that can be difficult and more costly to replace, especially in the local area where strong winds and hail storms are common.
Don’t let the consequences of ignoring wind and hail damage on your roof linger for longer. Integrity 1st Roofing, your local roofing contractor, shares these important tips that will help protect your roof and avoid costly roof restoration.
Trimming Hanging Tree Limbs
A tree limb hanging above your home may eventually fall, especially in the event of a severe windstorm. Once it falls, it can cause serious damage. Be sure to saw off overhanging limbs you believe might be a threat to your home. Keep yourself safe; use roofing safety equipment to reduce the risk of potential injuries due to falls.
Cutting Down Rotting Trees
In the same vein, consider removing diseased or dead trees you can find around your home’s perimeter. These are no longer capable of withstanding strong winds, which means they can easily get uprooted from the soil and land on your roof.
Conduct Visual Inspections
After a hail storm or strong wind event has passed, always conduct a thorough inspection on your roof to see if there are any damaged shingles. Turn to the roof replacement pros of Infinity 1st Roofing for this. Our HAAG®-certified inspectors are highly trained to assess and detect even the smallest damage done to your roof. This will be helpful especially if you are looking to file an insurance claim.
Consider Using Hail- and Wind-Resistant Products
Today’s asphalt shingles are manufactured to withstand the impact of hail and wind damage. We recommend you install Class IV shingles with high impact resistance rating. Apart from hail resistance, they are also tested to protect your roofing system against winds of up to 110 miles per hour.
Integrity 1st Roofing is a local roofing company that also works on installing siding, replacement windows, and gutters. Call (513) 563-ROOF (7663) to learn more. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Ohio residents, especially those living in West Chester, OH.