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Although Beryl didn’t affect us, you saw how it’s remnants damaged areas as far inland as Kentucky and Indiana. That proves our point that even though we’re far from the coast, the Winston-Salem area isn’t completely safe from hurricanes and tropical storms. In order to help homeowners avoid storm damage, we have some tips to help. Hopefully you can take care of them now, before a hurricane comes up the Atlantic coast and leads strong storms in our area.

Trim Tress & Shrubs Around Your Home

If you have tree limbs overhanging your roof, there is always a chance that they can fall on your roof and damage your home. Trimming them back reduces the likelihood of damage from that tree. Limbs that touch your roof are damaging it every day. The branches rub the shingles weakening them. Shrubs shouldn’t touch your home. The biggest reason is for pest control. However, shrub and trees can scratch the finish on some types of siding.

Clean Your Gutters

Wind and hail are often though of when we mention storm damage. Admittedly, it’s almost impossible to avoid storm damage from hail and wind, however, water actually leads to more damage than either. Water not only can leak through your roof into your home, but if your gutters are clogged, they overflow. That leads to water in your crawlspace, basement or beneath your foundation. Cleaning your gutters is an easy way to avoid storm damage to the inside of your home and your foundation.

Perform Regular Home Maintenance

Maintenance like re-caulking your windows and replacing your doors’ weather stripping are easy ways to help keep water out during heavy rains. Working with your local roofing company to make sure your roof is in good shape with regular maintenance also protects your home and family. Of course, doing a visual inspection of your siding and shutters to ensure they’re properly affixed before a storm helps ensure they don’t become projectiles during a heavy wind event.

Cooley Roofing Can Help Before & After Storms

Admittedly there’s no way to avoid all storm damage, you can reduce the risk of damage to your home by doing some things before the storm comes. One of those things is calling Cooley Roofing for a roofing inspection. We can repair damaged shingles or other areas of your roof. Of course, if you have loose shingles, we can re-affix them before they blow off and lead to a roof leak. Call us today to schedule your roofing inspection at (336) 766-6488 or fill out our contact form. Of course, if you already have storm damage, we accept all insurance claims. As a locally owned and operated roofing company in Clemmons, NC, you can count on us to be here for years to come for all your roofing needs.

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