Prepare for hail storms and severe winds

A home in Charlotte repaired from hail damagePreparing for stormy weather

Your roof never takes a day off, and after a summer season of scorching hot sun, thunderstorms, and hail storms, it is a good idea to have your roof inspected before the cool rainy season begins. Your roof protects a significant portion of your real estate and personal assets, so there is no wiser investment than a few dollars in preventative maintenance to keep it in top condition.

Most home and business owners are keen on storm preparation, but for some reason, the roof system is probably the most often overlooked. They fail to realize that in addition to rain, hail, ultraviolet rays, and severe wind; your roof also endures foot traffic, the weight of HVAC systems, as well as expansion and contraction of the structure. Through all of this workload, our roof system must continue to keep water from entering the building.

Inspections can save you money

If it has been a while since your last roof inspection, you are way behind in the game and you may be exposing your home to expensive and unnecessary repairs. If only for the sake of keeping your roofing warranty valid, you should establish an inspection/maintenance routine. Extending the service life of your roof through proper maintenance is worthwhile. Whenever restoration or repairs are performed by a qualified Charlotte roofing contractor, you will have a detailed report of what was repaired, how it was repaired, the cost, and who did the work.

Developing an emergency strategy

The best emergency strategy you can have is to establish a working relationship with a qualified roofer. Making repairs yourself is dangerous for untrained individuals. When most homeowners attempt to make repairs, the most common result is more costly damage. A little research can provide a wide range of information and services to help homeowners and commercial building owners to make informed decisions about replacing and maintaining their roof systems. This includes information on how to hire a professional roofer. Find a roofing contractor before you need them.

Conduct periodic inspections

Your roof should be inspected at least twice a year by a qualified roof consultant or roofing contractor who has a good understanding of the basic components of the roof system.  Spring and Fall are good times to do this because they are prior to and just after the severe hail storm and thunderstorm seasons. Additional inspections should be ordered after severe hail and wind storms or after any installation of new mechanical equipment.  If you haven’t already assessed your property’s vulnerability to wind loading, now is the time to do it.

Hail Storm roofing inspection in Charlotte, NC

When choosing a roofing company that deals with roofing inspection and repair, you want to find the best one in the area. Advanced Roofing and Exteriors is a longtime member of the Charlotte community, and they have decades of experience in dealing with the local weather extremes. They also specialize in numerous exterior home improvement projects, including the repair of siding that has been damaged by hail. They are certified installers for Certainteed, GAF, Owens Corning and Tamko roofing products. They carry an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau, and have received multiple years Super Service Awards from Angie’s List. Call them today for a free estimate from one of the best hail stormff roofers in the Charlotte area.