We’ve had some stormy weather here in New England recently. Heavy rains and high winds hit much of the East Coast, including Maine, in December. While flooding was a primary concern after the most recent storm, you can’t neglect the state of your roof. Biddeford roofing companies are out in force checking their customers’ roofs for storm damage.
Here’s what you should do to protect your roof and check for damage after a severe storm.
Clear Debris and Trim Branches
Heavy rain and high winds can easily dislodge leaves, branches, and other debris and deposit them on your roof. Once it is safe to do so, remove as much as you can from the roof without risking injury. If your roof is steep or too high to reach with a ladder, call in the professionals to help you clean up what fell on your roof. You should also look at the trees closest to your house and trim back any overhanging branches.
Check Gutters and Drains
Ensure that gutters and downspouts are clear of debris and are functioning properly. Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow, damaging your roof, siding, and foundation.
Check for areas where water may pool on the roof. Pooled water can lead to structural damage and leaks. Ensure that your roof has proper drainage, and if necessary, consult a professional to address any slope or drainage issues.
Inspect for Leaks
Check your attic or the interior of your home for signs of water leaks. Look for water stains on the ceiling, walls, or attic. If you find any, trace the source of the leak and address it promptly. Common sources of leaks include damaged flashing, broken seals or caulking, or missing shingles. You may be able to see some of these issues from the going or inside your attic, but a professional inspection is the best way to ensure you haven’t missed a potential leak.
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How did your home stand up to the most recent storm? If you need professionals from the best Biddeford roofing companies to inspect your roof, call our team at Ridgeline Home Improvement. We will perform a careful inspection of your roof to ensure your home is safe and secure.