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Avoiding Damage to Your Roof

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It’s fall in North Texas and every North Texas resident knows what that means.

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. We’re still seeing highs in the mid-90s, and we may see them for a bit longer yet. However, eventually, the temperatures will begin to come down. We’ll actually be able to get our sweaters out of storage. If the conditions are right, the leaves on our trees will begin to turn muted shades of gold, orange, and crimson; if not, they will simply turn brown. Either way, the leaves will fall as the season continues.

The magic of cooler temperatures also brings with it some potential danger to our roofs. Storms in the fall often include high winds. These winds can themselves be damaging, but they can also move debris across your roof. Tree branches can scrape at your roof, tearing loose asphalt granules and pulling at shingles. Leaves and debris can also clog up gutters, impairing water drainage and resulting in roof damage.

Your roof is the most important element in protecting your home from inclement weather. Here are some tips to reduce the chance of your roof being damaged this fall:

  • Clean gutters to remove leaves before bad weather arrives.
  • Cut back all overhanging branches away from the roof. Keep your roof free of leaves, branches, and other debris.
  • Consider removal of any tree close enough to do damage to your home if it were to fall.
  • Repair loose, cracked or missing shingles as soon as possible to prevent or minimize damage.
  • Have your roof inspected by a reputable roofing contractor annually to help identify potential problems.

If Damage Does Occur

damaged roofIf your property is damaged by a falling tree or limb, contact Lowry Roofing Company immediately. We can secure the damaged area to prevent further damage to your roof and the interior of your home. Remember to take photos of the damage and keep receipts of anything you purchase, including supplies used to make emergency repairs before we arrive. You will use this information when making a claim to your insurance company.

Above all, don’t delay. Although you can repair roof damage and other types of issues caused by weather conditions, it is vital to address any problems before they can lead to a total roof failure. The experienced staff at Lowry Roofing will help you get your home back in perfect condition quickly and efficiently.

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