Your roof is designed to protect you from inclement weather, so you feel perfectly safe even when a strong storm hits your area. Nevertheless, depending on the severity of the storm, your roof can develop problems that need to be immediately addressed.

However, you can’t just begin roof repairs the second a storm blows over. There’s always a better way to do things, so here are a few roof safety tips you should follow to prevent accidents from happening:

Stay Updated

Before you rush outside to inspect the condition of your roof, you need to make sure that it’s safe to go outside. Even though the storm’s over, there are several things that can still make the premises unsafe. Some of these may include:

  • Strong winds
  • Fallen trees and lampposts
  • Dangerous debris scattered on your lawn (e.g. shattered glass, sharp pieces of wood, etc.)

As such, it’s in your best interest to stay updated with the latest news about the weather and the storm’s aftermath. Once the local authorities have stated that everything is clear, you can finally go outside and check your roof.

Check for Roof Leaks

The first thing you want to do is check your roof for leaks and water build up. Letting water stagnate in any area of your property can create serious consequences like poor indoor air quality and mold growth, but letting water stay on your roof is even worse. This can also increase your exposure to waterborne illnesses and potentially compromise the durability of your roof.

Clean the Gutters

Once you’ve spotted all the leaks, your next priority is to clean your gutters. The accumulation of leaves, twigs, and other debris can clog the gutter drains – making it more difficult for rainwater to escape the roof. If you plan to clean the gutters on your own, make sure to use sturdy equipment and follow a safe gutter cleaning method so you don't injure yourself while cleaning your gutters.

Have Your Roof Professionally Repaired

If you’re having trouble restoring your roof back to its original state, your best course of action is to look for a professional roofing company. After all, roofing experts have the skill and experience to deal with any roof problem with ease. They also use state-of-the-art equipment when carrying out their services, allowing them to provide the following benefits:

  • More thorough roof inspections
  • Handle any roof damage with ease
  • Detect leaks and other roof problems faster
  • Improve the quality and service life of your roof

That said, contact AAPCO, LC if the roof on your Greater Virginia property is experiencing problems. Our company has been in the home improvement industry since 1969 and we offer quality roofing services you can trust. Our fully licensed and certified technicians are highly skilled to handle any roofing damage and can comfortably service any roofing material.

Plus, we can replace your entire roofing system if its condition is irreparable or it has reached the end of its life cycle. At AAPCO, we're an authorized dealer and distributor of Timberline® and Royal Sovereign® roofs, so we can help you find a suitable replacement for your property.

Contact us and we’ll be ready to assist you.