You may think that the end of storm season is the best time to schedule an Oviedo roofing inspection, but Advantage Roofing recommends getting an inspection to prepare your roof for the storms.
Storms are the most common source of roof damage. Wind, rain, and hail can cause your shingles to come off your roof or become damaged. Florida’s rainy season extends from May through October, so now is the time to start making your pre-storm season checklist.
We don’t typically see rain every day for six months straight; there’s a mix of weather throughout this season. Here’s how it breaks down.
- Late May through June – severe weather, including heavy rainfall, hail, damaging wind, and lightning
- July through early September – the peak of the rainy season with high lightning chances
- Mid-September through early October – less rainfall, higher potential for tropical systems
Although it’s a good idea to schedule a roof inspection after a severe storm, getting your roof in top condition before the storms begin is the best way to avoid damage, and an Oviedo roofing inspection is the first step. Follow these preparation tips to ensure your roof is ready when the rain comes.
Check Your Gutters
If it’s been a while since you cleaned your gutters, now is the time to climb your ladder (or hire a professional). Clogged gutters don’t allow water to flow freely off your roof and onto the ground. When water can collect in gutters, it can damage your roof and cause leaks.
Damaged gutters (from age, hail, or your teen backing into a downspout with your car) can also inhibit the efficient flow of rainwater off your roof. As part of our service, our Oviedo roofing inspection team will thoroughly inspect your gutters and downspouts for any clogs or damage.
Trim Your Trees
Keeping your trees trimmed serves two purposes:
- It keeps limbs from resting on your roof, causing damage from the weight.
- It keeps longer, weaker limbs from breaking off during a storm and falling onto your roof.
Keeping your trees trimmed is also good for your trees, allowing them to continue to grow stronger. If your trees could use some maintenance, hire a professional to evaluate them. We’re not tree trimmers at Advantage Roofing, but we can tell you when your trees are threatening your roof.
A tarp can come in handy if your roof sustains damage during a storm. You never know when you might need one, and finding a tarp after a storm can be difficult. When you call Advantage Roofing to your home for a repair, we will make every effort to arrive quickly, but if you can put a tarp over the damaged area until we arrive, it will protect your roof from further damage.
Schedule An Oviedo Roofing Inspection
When you call Advantage Roofing for an inspection, our experienced team will provide you with a report of any damage that needs attention. Shoring up your roof, so it’s in tip-top shape before the storms start gives it the best chance of making it through the season unscathed.
Your roof inspection will include a structural assessment that looks for damage to shingles, joists, flashing, and more. We will also inspect for water damage, mold, and signs of animals that would indicate the need for repairs. After our inspection, our report will include a free quote for any needed repairs.
It’s possible that you could need a new roof, in which case, we would recommend that you schedule it before storm season begins. And rest assured, we will never recommend that you get a new roof if only repairs are necessary.
Storm season is approaching, so don’t wait to schedule your Oviedo roofing inspection as part of your home’s preparation checklist. Contact Advantage Roofing today.