It’s that time of year again. As the last of the snowfall melts and Coloradans begin to enjoy warmer weather, it’s time to prepare for summer storm season. Though most of us prefer to focus on plans for vacations, hikes and barbeques, it’s also very important to prepare for potential inclement weather.
Just as El Niño delivered very harsh conditions over the winter, we can expect the infamous weather pattern to deliver plenty of inclement weather this summer. Long range forecasts are predicting scattered thunderstorms, hail, soaring temperatures and high winds. This is why it’s very important to be mindful of weather forecasts in the coming months, and to prepare accordingly. Before you set out on that camping trip or take a mountain drive, be sure and check your local forecast!
Will Your Property Weather the Storm?
Not only is it important to plan accordingly when harsh conditions are expected, it’s also critical to inspect your property ahead of time. Are your windows and doors in good condition? How about your roof? Is your property in the proper condition to weather this summer’s storms? If not, now is the time to act! After all, completing basic repairs today can help you avoid expensive storm damage in the not-so-distant future.
Clean up Loose Debris
Having loose objects on your property can be dangerous in a storm. Sudden winds can pick up debris and cause major damage. Be sure to put things away and store objects that could take flight in a storm. This includes patio umbrellas, flower pots, light outdoor furniture and more. Use your best judgement and secure any items that have the potential to cause damage.
Trim Branches & Shrubbery
It is very common for trees and shrubs to shed branches during strong wind storms. Now is the time to take a walk around your property and identify limbs or bushes that need to be trimmed. Cutting them now can help to avoid major damage in a storm and keep family and neighbors safe.
Complete a Roofing Check
Your roof is your home’s first defense against inclement weather. It is very important for the safety of your family, as well as the structural integrity of your home, to complete a check of your roof annually. In some cases your roof can be repaired to prolong its lifespan. Rather than allowing signs of damage and age to go unchecked, taking a proactive approach can potentially save you thousands. At Elite Roofing, we are the premiere providers of Denver roofing services. From repairs to complete replacements, we provide comprehensive commercial and residential Denver roofing services.
Schedule Your Free Roof Inspection Today!
We encourage you to take a few minutes to complete each of these tasks. With a little foresight, you can protect your home and your family. If your roof is in need of an inspection, we encourage you to contact us today. Schedule your free inspection!
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Originally posted 2016-06-18 14:29:27.