Monsoon Season is Coming: Is Your Roof Ready?

August 8, 2015 11:52 pm Published by

As monsoon season approaches, heavy rain and high winds may threaten our feeling of safety. It’s important to make sure that your house is safe no matter what Mother Nature decides. Having a roof over your head is important. Avoiding roof repair in Gilbert, AZ might be even better. Listed are some tips for before, during and after the storm to avoid major roof repair in Gilbert, AZ.

Before

  • Look at your roof: Inspect your roof from the ground. Take a few steps back. Look for odd-looking shingles that might be curled or those that are slipping out of place. Make sure to look for rotten wood under your roof and the roof hanging. Rotten wood usually is a sign that the roof is leaking above those areas and needs to be replaced.
  • Hire a roofing constructor from Five Guys Construction: Have one of the guys come out to look at your house. It’s always helpful to have a second pair of eyes. In addition, the professionals can check the entire roofing system, not just what you see from the ground.
  • Replace shingles: If the shingles or roof tiles are damaged, replace them with the same or similar tiles.
  • Trim branches: Make sure to trim or cut back branches that lay naturally near your house. One of the worst things that could happen is a huge branch or the tree itself falling into the house. At that point, you can say goodbye to roof repair in Gilbert, AZ and say hello to a new house.
  • Clean the gutters: It’s not a fun job, but a job that can save you a lot of money in the long run. Leaves, twigs and other debris in the gutter can clog it, making it hard for rainwater to move away from the house. If the gutters are clogged, the water will stay inside the house, and removing it can cost a fortune. In addition, make sure all the downspouts are working to remove the water from the house as well.

During

  • Reseal the rotten wood under the roof or roof overhang areas: The heavy winds can overcome the strength of the nails keeping the rotten wood connected to the roof. The roof could partially blow away if the wind is strong enough. Resealing those rotten areas will keep the roof intact until the storm is over.
  • Use a tarp to cover the house when the roof becomes damaged: The faster the house is covered, the less damage done and the less money spent to remove the damage.

After

  • Replace the roof: Even if little visible damage was done, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Don’t risk the safety of yourself, your loved ones or your prized personal belongings to save a little extra money.
  • Call for roof repair in Gilbert, AZ: It’s always smart to have Five Guys Construction come out and check for repairs or maintenance that needs to be done.

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