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How To Mitigate Storm Damage to Your Home

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

Roof damage due to high winds in a Grand Manor, AZ home

Ways you Can Mitigate Roof Damage

If your home in Grand Manor, AZ, has been targeted by water or high winds, it’s important to take the appropriate measures to mitigate as much damage as possible until restoration services arrive. Because the roof and windows of your home are particularly vulnerable to weather elements, working to alleviate damage to these areas should be a priority. Below are some of the ways you can mitigate roof damage and other types of harm caused by a storm.

Patch Your Roof With Tarp

Using tarp to patch up your roof can effectively prevent any additional damage to it. To properly apply tarp, do the following:

  • Lay out tarp on roof
  • Cover ridge line completely with tarp to block out water
  • Use nails or screws to secure tarp onto roof boards

Correctly placing tarp on your roof helps you avoid further water and wind damage while keeping your roof secure. Tarp can also be used to cover any leaks or holes on your roof that were caused by the storm.

Remove Debris

If fallen tree limbs or other types of debris have caused roof damage, it’s crucial to have them removed as soon as possible. Call a tree removal company to safely discard any tree branches or other objects that have landed on your roof and harmed it as a result. Having a professional remove debris can ensure that nothing poses an additional risk to your home.

Cover Up Holes

Any holes that have appeared in your windows after the storm should be covered up right away. You can use plastic to seal up any holes or cracks in your windows to prevent them from additional leaks or damage. Keeping everything in your home covered up and protected increases your sense of security as a homeowner.
Doing what you can to mitigate window and roof damage helps improve the condition of your home after a storm hits. Be sure to call storm damage restoration services to ensure that your home recovers fully from the damage.

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