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Prepare Your Roof For Strong Winds


Strong winds can wreak havoc on your home, especially the roof. Taking preventive measures can go a long way in mitigating wind damage to the roof and avoiding costly roof storm damage repair and insurance claims. Below are some steps every homeowner should take to make sure their home is protected from strong windstorms.

Commit to a Pre-Season Inspection

Before the stormy season arrives, conduct a thorough inspection of your roof. This will help you identify any weaknesses that could lead to wind damage to the roof. Here’s what to look for:

  • Loose or missing shingles
  • Rusting or corroding parts
  • Damaged chimney seals or flashing

If you find any issues, immediate roof repair is essential to avoid bigger problems. For a comprehensive inspection, consider hiring a professional to help prevent future damage.

Trim Your Trees

Overhanging tree branches can break during strong winds, causing serous roof damage. Make it a point to prune vulnerable branches near your home before the winds pick up. Here are some tips:

  • Identify weak branches
  • Use proper pruning techniques to keep the tree healthy
  • Remove any dead branches

Check the Attic

Your attic can provide early signs of potential roof problems. Check for moisture, water leaks, or visible daylight coming through roof boards. These are all indicators of vulnerabilities that should be addressed promptly.

Maintain and Manage

Routine maintenance of your roof can prevent minor issues from escalating. Keep your gutters clean, replace broken shingles, and regularly check the roof’s condition to manage and reduce the risks.

Update Your Warranties

Before the storm season arrives, review and update your roof’s warranty and your homeowner’s insurance. Make sure they cover wind damage and other weather-related incidents. This can help ease the financial burden should you need to make an insurance claim.

Schedule a Professional Roof Inspection

IF you’re not sure about inspecting your own roof, why not schedule a roof inspection from the experts here at Gresham Roofing? We are a third generation, family-owned company that has proudly served the Portland Metro, Vancouver, Salem, and Oregon Coast areas, including PDX, Lake Oswego, Tualatin, and Camas since 1968. With over 50 years of expertise, we offer a comprehensive range of roofing services to both residential and commercial customers. We offer maintenance, repairs, and 24-hour emergency services to keep your roof in optimal condition. Our experienced team is committed to delivering quality and value, making us your go-to for any and all roofing needs. As a manufacturer-approved installer for major brands, all or our installations come with a full warranty.

For more information about our company or the services we offer, contact us via our website, or give us a call at 503-492-7663. We look forward to serving you!

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