Spring showers, thunderstorms, hail storms, tornadoes, and wind storms can cause major damage to your home. Rather than cross your fingers and hope the storms skip your street, take these simple steps to reduce your risk of property damage.
Perform a spring cleanup
In the early spring, check the trees and shrubs that are near your home. Prune off any dead, diseased, or damaged branches. These could get torn off during heavy winds and hit your home, causing damage.
While you are cleaning up your yard to prevent property damage, check your gutters. They may have leaves, twigs, or other debris clogging the drainage area. Cleaning out gutters in the spring ensures they’ll work properly when spring rains begin.
Have your roof and gutters checked out by a professional roofer
A professional roofer can check the roof for winter storm damage, make minor repairs, and even clean out your gutters for you. If you have frequent lightning storms, you may want to have a roofer put in a lightning protection system, which directs lightning away from the home.
At Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, we also offer roofing inspections for insurance claims. If you think you might have an insurance claim for winter or spring storm damage, we can inspect the roof, provide an estimate, and help you navigate the claims process. We offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee and are members of the National Roofing Contractors Association. You’ll benefit from our qualified technicians’ 15+ years of experience repairing or replacing roofs.
Gather emergency supplies
Get emergency supplies ready in case you lose power during a storm. At minimum, stock bottled water, non-perishable food, flashlights, batteries, and first aid supplies. To protect electronics from storm damage, invest in surge protectors. Develop a storm plan for the entire family, then go over it so everyone knows what to do. As part of your plan, make sure you know how to turn off the main power breaker to your home, how to shut off gas, and how to shut off water in case you are directed to do so by municipal authorities.
Would you like to schedule a roof inspection with Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, or learn more about our services? Contact us today.