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Spring Storm Preparedness: Safeguarding Your Roof Against Heavy Rain and Wind

April 18, 2024

As spring arrives in New Mexico, it brings with it the promise of warmer weather, blooming flowers, and unfortunately, the potential for severe storms. At National Roofing, we understand the importance of protecting your home, especially your roof, from the ravages of rain, hail and strong winds. With our expertise in New Mexico’s unique climate, we’ve compiled essential tips to help you prepare your roof for the upcoming storm season.

1. Schedule a Professional Inspection

Before spring storms roll in, it’s wise to schedule a comprehensive roof inspection with National Roofing. Our expert team will assess the condition of your roof and identify any notable weak spots such as loose or missing shingles, or areas vulnerable to leaks. Early detection of issues allows for timely repairs, ensuring your roof is ready to withstand the challenges of the storm season ahead.

2. Secure Loose Rooftop Equipment, Roof Termination Flashing (i.e.) Edge Metal and Gutters

High winds can sometimes cause roofing components to move and shift, as well as compromise the integrity of your roof membrane by creating uplift forces and outward pressures. Our skilled technicians at National Roofing inspect for loose materials and inspect flashing around chimneys, vents, and skylights to prevent water infiltration. By addressing these vulnerabilities proactively, you can minimize the risk of water damage during heavy rainfall.

3. Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Clogged gutters and downspouts can exacerbate water damage during spring storms by preventing proper drainage. National Roofing recommends safely clearing debris such as leaves, twigs, and sediment from your gutters and downspouts regularly. This simple maintenance task will ensure that rainwater flows freely away from your roof and foundation, reducing the likelihood of leaks and water infiltration.

4. Trim Overhanging Branches

Overhanging tree branches pose a significant threat to your roof during high winds and storms. Schedule a tree trimming service to remove branches that hang over your roof, minimizing the risk of damage from falling limbs. By maintaining a clear perimeter around your home, you can protect your roof from potential hazards and extend its lifespan.

5. Invest in Impact-Resistant Roofing Materials

Consider upgrading to impact-resistant roofing materials offered by National Roofing to enhance your roof’s durability and resilience against hailstorms and high winds. These specialized materials are designed to withstand hail, high winds, and flying debris, providing an added layer of protection for your home.

6. Inspect Your Roof After a Severe Storm Passes

After a severe storm passes, a thorough inspection should be performed to secure the roof against the next storm.  By having storm follow-up inspections, future, potentially extreme roof failures may be avoided.

As spring storms loom on the horizon, taking proactive measures to protect your roof is essential for safeguarding your home and preserving its value. With the expertise and guidance of National Roofing, New Mexico homeowners can rest assured knowing their roofs are prepared to weather the elements. Schedule a consultation with us today to ensure your roof is ready to face whatever Mother Nature throws its way. Stay safe and secure this storm season!

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