According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, New Jersey will be seeing some strong weather phenomena come January, ranging from mild snowstorms to heavy rain showers to sunny days. No doubt roofers in NJ are having a hard time giving homeowners like yourself advice on how to reinforce your roofing.
But don’t worry, our team at Up and Above Contractors will help you formulate a shifting weather action plan to help you fortify you roofing so that it can give you better protection:
- Be sure to have professional roofers inspect and check your roof regularly. Perhaps it’s best if you have a maintenance plan laid out as well. Maintenance can do well to help your roof preserve its functional and aesthetic longevity.
- If, after inspection, your roofers in Sparta NJ advise you to do necessary repairs, do them immediately if your resources permit. Waiting until a snowstorm or thunderstorm arrives will only make it more dangerous for your home.
- If you’re having roof replacement done because the last one was damaged beyond repair, be sure to install shingles that have a Class 3 or 4 wind-resistance rating from Underwriters Laboratories. This way, you can be sure that your shingles can withstand even the strongest winds. Also, hire a reputable roofing professional to have your chosen shingles installed—proper and professional installation guarantees the life span and protection capabilities of your shingles.
- Make it a habit to check your insurance and warranty policies. See if they are still applicable to and adequate for your roof’s current situation.
- You should make cleaning a habit as well. Cleaning your gutters can ensure that rainwater and other kinds of sediments from the roof itself can flow smoothly and freely toward the ground. Further, trimming your trees of their dead branches ensures that none of these branches will easily be blown off and land on your roof, which may cause further damage.
Don’t wait until a storm is just around the corner before you do something to protect yourself and everything you cherish. Reinforcement and mitigation work hand in hand in these types of calamities. It’s better to be safe than sorry. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us. We’ll be glad to help.