Rain, snow, sleet, and hail all put a lot of stress on your roof. They can cause leaks and damage to the structure and materials of your roof. During bad weather conditions, there are steps you can take to protect it.
Make sure that anything stored away from your roof is secured in place so that it does not blow off during bad weather conditions and land on the roof potentially damaging it. Also, make sure bad weather items such as patio furniture or barbecue grills are clean before storing them for winter. These items frequently gather debris like leaves falling off trees which might remain stuck to them over winter keeping them wet longer rather than evaporating quickly after storms pass through leaving behind cleaner surfaces for storage indoors over winter.
Be aware of bad weather conditions by listening to the news and preparing for bad weather before it arrives. If you’re in a location where bad weather is likely, try cleaning your gutters before bad weather hits. Standing water and debris in your gutters can add additional weight to your roof and cause damage or leaks if bad weather hits and they become overloaded with too much water.
Some bad weather items such as leaves passing through high winds during storms can also impact your roof so if possible clean them out of your gutters. Additionally, never use a broom to clean out leaves from your gutter because this can potentially push larger pieces of dirt or debris deeper into the gutter damaging it further rather than just sweeping them away as they will only leaf blowers do. Leaf bog the gutter and cause bad things to flow back onto your roof. A bad weather rake is appropriate for cleaning out your gutters as it is designed for this purpose so use one of those instead.
Never apply ice-melt products or anti-icers on a windy day as they could potentially blow off and damage your roof or contents stored under your roof! These products are dangerous to children, pets, vehicles, homes, and roofs when the product is used in an inappropriate manner. Prolonged exposure can also cause potential damage to vegetation growing near your house too which you want to avoid if possible… bad weather items like bad weather rakes are available at hardware stores or local home improvement retailers.
Using bad weather items such as bad weather rakes are the last thing you want to do during bad weather. If bad weather is expected, wait for it to pass through before attempting any roof maintenance or cleaning projects… bad weather items can damage your roof if they are not used properly. Additionally, never apply ice-melt products or anti-icers on a windy day as they could potentially blow off and damage your roof! They are dangerous to children, pets, vehicles, homes, and roofs when the product is used in an inappropriate manner. Prolonged exposure can also cause potential damage to vegetation growing near your house too which you want to avoid if possible by using bad weather rakes instead of applying ice-melt products outside… these bad weather items can damage bad weather or bad roofs.
If you think that your roof has damage, a leak, or another issue due to poor weather conditions, give CKG Contractors a call at 973.599.0811