Fall storms seem to be getting worse as the years go by. They can wreak havoc on your home. Though we do not get a lot of snow here in this part of Georgia, we do get some. A late autumn storm that comes with wind-driven freezing rain can be particularly damaging to your home. Falling trees and tree limbs are capable of causing catastrophic damage. Peachtree City roofers offer this checklist to help you get your home ready for fall storms.
- Have trees close to your home inspected by an arborist for internal rot that could cause them to fall during a fall storm.
- Prune trees.
- Secure or put away objects such as trampolines and lawn furniture that can become airborne in fall winds.
- Establish an alternate source of heat such as a ventless gas heater in case the power goes out.
- Put new batteries in flashlights.
- Consider getting a generator for backup power.
- Check caulking at doors and windows.
- Get a roof inspection that includes checking shingles/tiles, flashing and seals around objects that protrude from or are attached to the roof.
- If you have an electric stove, a propane grill with a full tank makes it easy to still cook meals if the power goes out.
Your roof can take a beating during storms. It is open and exposed to all the onslaught that fall storms can bring. Plus, it can leak around vent pipes, chimneys, attic fans and satellite dishes. Falling limbs from nearby trees can tear shingles loose or break tiles. Spring and fall are the seasons that roof damage and leaks can be the worst. Both seasons come with plenty of wind and precipitation. Take care of the things that you can to get your house ready for the fall storms, knowing that your Peachtree City roofers are here to help you fix any roof damage caused by fall storms.