The days surrounding Christmas in North Texas have proven that Texas offers a little bit of everything—summer, winter, spring, and fall. You just probably never expected to experience all four in four days! So how does your roof stay safe throughout all of these unpredictable changes?
Preparing your roof for Texas weather isn’t the easiest task. Assuming that winter starts in December and spring in March isn’t always a successful method of outdoor planning. When it comes to your Dallas Fort Worth roof, you have to think outside of the box. Here are some steps to handling the ever-changing weather patterns.
Location, location, location. Whether you are purchasing a home or maintaining your current home, make sure you take full advantage of location. Does your home face north and south or east and west? Knowing the answer to this question can keep you from constantly replacing shingles. While the weather is always changing, there is one thing you can always expect in the DFW Metroplex—the unexpected. To prepare your home for whatever Mother Nature throws your way, complete routine roof inspections.
This is the number one tip in every roofing blog. You can’t maintain your roof without first inspecting it. As you pull into your driveway, always glance up to see if your roof has any loose or missing shingles. If your home faces east and west, you might notice damage from constant sun contact. Consider these small details when purchasing a new home or inspecting your current home.
With unpredictable weather patterns, keep some tools ready for last minute repairs. In one week, North Texas experienced hail, tornadoes, wind and rain, and clear and sunny skies. When a rainstorm threatens to damage your roof, take preventative action. Having clean gutters can make a huge difference. If your gutters are clogged and dirty, the rain accumulates and cannot properly drain. Thus, puddles form on your roof and threaten to damage your shingles and start leaking into your home.
It’s unbelievable how simple tasks that no one enjoys can end up saving you a lot of money and heartache in the long run.
After any natural disaster, like the tornado that affected many North Texans, schedule a professional inspection from Joe Hall Roofing. Many residents assume if their neighborhood only experienced heavy wind from the tornado that their roof is intact. And while that can be the case, there are times when the wind causes significant damage—either from the wind itself or from fallen branches. A professional roofer is able to assess the roof system and determine if there is any damage to the shingles, sub-layers, flashing, etc.
After the week of unpredictable weather North Texas residents have experienced, having your roof inspected is crucial. Contact a roof expert today.