You don’t want to be outside when hailstones fall, but your roof can’t really protect itself. The best you could do is to give it attention ahead of a hailstorm to minimize the damage it could sustain. In a year where 10 hail reports have already been made in Baltimore, you ought to ready your home before the next storm.
Today, Pitched Perfect Roofing shares five things you can do to mitigate the impact of hailstorms on your roof:
- Schedule Proactive Inspections
Reliable storm repair specialists would advise you to embrace preventive maintenance. Setting up an inspection proactively allows our crew to assess the condition of your roofing system safely and efficiently. This way, we can identify causes for concern and determine the most suitable way to address them before the storm comes.
- Don’t Procrastinate Repairs
Some roof issues may seem harmless or negligible, but they can’t fix themselves and they may only worsen over time. Hail can accelerate the wear of your broken shingles by cracking them and knocking their granules out of position.
- Upgrade to Hail-Resistant Shingles
If your current roofing system is ripe for replacement, Pitched Perfect Roofing suggests that you strongly consider buying impact-resistant shingles. They’re designed with SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene) modified asphalt formula to gain exceptional strength.
Any roof and siding repair expert would recommend a product that meets the requirements of UL 2218 with a Class 4 rating, like GAF’s Timberline® ArmorShield™ II shingle. Impact-resistant shingles deliver better performance when installed over a thin layer of underlayment on a steeply pitched roof.
- Maintain Trees in Your Yard
Strong winds are a concern during hailstorms too. Trim your backyard trees, especially those with branches over your roof. If they don’t scrape the granules of your asphalt shingles, they can litter your roof with debris.
- Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts
Make sure your gutter system is free of debris prior to the arrival of any storm. Hailstones can melt quickly after reaching the ground. In addition to cleaning, fix your sagging gutters to reduce your moisture-related roof repair cost.
Give your roof a better chance to survive hailstorms. Pitched Perfect Roofing knows what it takes to restore its structural integrity in the most cost-effective way possible. Call us at (240) 200-0298 now to schedule an inspection at your most convenient time and get a free estimate in Potomac, MD.