Kentucky is a midwestern state that is well known for having reasonable weather patterns, but when June and July comes along, tornado season fires up in full swing, bringing a new level of damage concerns to homeowners. If you live in an area of the state that sees a lot of action during tornado season, as a homeowner, it is best to get prepared as best as you can and part of that means taking the time to check out your roof. With or without a tornado, high winds alone can cause a lot of damage to the roof of your house. There is a simple ABC guideline to follow to get your roof ready for tornado season in Kentucky.
Always check your roof for loose shingles.
Take note of loose shingles on your roof during the windy spring season, because these uplifted shingled can be a major issue when the wind velocity grows higher. Uplifting shingles during wind means that the shingles are either damaged or not appropriately fastened to the roof. Unfortunately, shingles are commonly interconnected together during installation, so if one shingle is blown off during a storm, you could see an entire patch of roofing ripped off. If you have noticed shingles uplifting or flapping in the breeze, get a good silicone adhesive to secure the shingles in place.
Be alert to loose hardware and roofing components.
If you have a ladder and feel comfortable making your way up on the roof, it is always a good idea to go on up and take a look. Any loose hardware, such as metal brackets or screws, or loose or missing roofing components, such as metal flashing, can leave your home more vulnerable to roofing damages during a Kentucky wind storm. If you spot anything that seems out of place, fix it if you can or call up a roofer who can help you out.
Check on the trees that surround your house.
Trees add a lot of value to your property. They provide shade, aesthetic appeal, and even help protect your home from straight-line winds. However, if you have a tree that is standing high above your roof in close proximity or limbs that are hanging over your house, it is best to have your trees trimmed to prevent damage during a storm. Before the onset of storm season, get in touch with a tree trimming service to remove limbs that could pose a potential threat.