Prepare for Spring; Check Your Roof and Gutters

It’s March in Oklahoma and that means that it’s the beginning of severe weather season. With those warmer temperatures comes a host of springtime weather threats including rain, thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes. Before these seasonal markers make their inevitable entrance, now is a great time to tend to pressing repairs on your home’s roof, guttters and exterior. Here are a few ways to prepare for spring in Oklahoma.

Clean and Clear Your Gutters

Your home can’t handle the rain unless your gutters are clean, clear, and working efficiently. Make sure they’re ready to go by scheduling a professional cleaning. In the meantime, you can do your part to keep your drainage system clear by removing debris like leaves and twigs. Your contractor should also check other key components like downspouts to make sure everything is in working order.

Make Urgent Roof Repairs Now

If you’re worried that making a minor roof repair could be a pricey inconvenience, just wait until you have to deal with storm damage repair. Extreme weather like hail and tornadoes are practically guaranteed to make any existing problems worse, so give your roof and exterior a fighting chance by making important repairs now. Some of the biggest issues to fix before seasonal weather strikes include:

  • Broken or missing shingles
  • Damaged siding
  • Leaks
  • Mold
  • Rot

By making sure your home is in its best condition now, you minimize the risk of encountering expensive damage throughout the spring.

Schedule a Professional Inspection

Lastly, the best way to guarantee your roof and exterior are prepared to handle the incoming severe weather is to schedule a professional inspection with your trusted contractor. He or she will be able to spot any sneaky signs of damage as well as make recommendations on the most urgent repairs to make.

With these suggestions, you can keep your home performing its best for many springs to come.