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Preparing for Spring Storms

Roofing Company Ann Arbor helps local business prepare for incoming storm

Are you looking forward to sunshine and backyard barbeques? 

Do you have to remind yourself of the old saying that “April showers bring May flowers”?

Michigan's unpredictable weather, heavy rains, strong winds, and occasional hailstorms can pose challenges for your roof. Get your roof ready to prevent potential damage and costly repairs. 

Here's a quick guide on how to prepare your roof for the spring storms:

Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Clogged gutters and downspouts can lead to water pooling on your roof, causing leaks and structural damage. Clear out debris like leaves, twigs, and branches from your gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage during heavy rains.

Trim Overhanging Branches

Overhanging branches not only pose a risk of falling onto your roof during storms but can also scrape against the shingles, causing damage. Trim back any branches that are close to or hanging over your roof to prevent potential harm.

Check for Loose or Damaged Shingles

Loose or damaged shingles can easily be disturbed during high winds, leaving your roof vulnerable to leaks and water damage. Replace any missing or damaged shingles and secure loose ones to prevent them from becoming a hazard during spring storms.

Inspect Flashing and Sealants

Flashing around chimneys, vents, and skylights is designed to prevent water from seeping into your home. Inspect the flashing for signs of rust, corrosion, or damage, and replace or repair as needed. While doing so, check the sealant around these areas and reapply if it shows signs of wear or deterioration.

Reinforce Roof Structure

Ensure that your roof structure is strong and capable of withstanding the high winds and heavy precipitation associated with spring storms. Reinforce weak spots and consider installing straps or braces to secure the roof to the walls more effectively.  This is something you should hire a professional to do. 

Secure Loose Items

Secure loose items like outdoor furniture, grills, and gardening tools to prevent them from becoming hazardous during severe storms. Store these items in a safe location or anchor them securely to the ground to minimize the risk of damage to your roof and property.

Stay Informed and Be Prepared

Stay informed about weather forecasts and storm warnings issued by local authorities. Be prepared to take proactive measures to protect your roof and property in the event of severe weather, such as securing windows and doors and seeking shelter in a safe location.

Work with a Local Roofing Company in Ann Arbor for Storm Damage Repair 

Was your roof damaged in a recent storm?

Working with a roofing company in Ann Arbor for your repairs ensures your home is protected from future storms.  Make sure you keep up with local weather reports to stay up to date and aware of storms headed your way. 

Contact our team today for a free roof estimate. 

“Roofman was outstanding to work with.  I had some storm damage at my business and I wanted to get a quote to repair the damage.  Sean came out and showed me that there was damage outside of the one area that I could see from the ground.  Once I decided to replace the entire roof he came out with the contract and we scheduled an appointment. The appointment was just 3 days after I signed the contract.  I was not on site during the installation but I stopped by around 3:30 pm and the installation was finished.  They did a great job working around my trailers and equipment and they cleaned up very well.  I have not found a single stray nail anywhere.  I highly recommend Roofman.”

Matt Rogers, Google Review

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