3 Practical Ways to Reduce the Risks of Wind and Hail Damage

Friday, November 28th, 2014 by Scott Siegal

Your roof protects you against harsh weather conditions such as wind- and hailstorms. In light of this, remember the four Ps: proper preparation prevents problems. Wind- and hailstorms may bring costly damage, but the good thing is they can be avoided by following these simple steps:

1. Trim tree branches.

There may be trees near your home, and high winds and ice balls produced by hailstorms can cause their branches to break. This poses a danger not only to your roof—these branches may also injure passersby when they break off and fall.

2. Inspect your roof.

Keeping things in check will help you detect problems, and this holds true for your roof. You can have a DIY inspection, or you can ask for help from a Washington roofing company.

There may be parts of your roof that are susceptible to wind and hail damage, such as loose flashing and worn asphalt shingles. These are weak spots that eventually can fall off when left unrepaired. Have them fixed right away to avoid costly damage like leaks, which may lead to flooding in your home.

3. Install impact-resistant roof covering.

Impact-resistant roof coverings, such as Landmark Solaris™ Impact Resistant Shingles from CertainTeed, prevent damage from wind- and hailstorms. They are designed and tested to protect your roof against damaging elements, such as strong winds and ice balls from hailstorms. These shingles are tested for impact resistance (Class 4) under strict standards by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and for wind resistance prepared by UL and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International).

If you are considering a replacement, you may choose an impact-resistant roof made from durable and strong materials. Picking the right quality roofing material is important for your roof to be able to withstand extreme weather conditions.

To help you prepare your DC roofing against harsh weather conditions, don’t hesitate to consult Maggio Roofing. When it comes to roof repair and replacement services, you can count on us. We know your protection can’t wait. Feel free to call us for any roofing concerns, and we’ll be glad to assist you.

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