Is your Roof ready for April Showers?

 

Were you aware that, April is the 5th wettest month at NE Oklahoma having an average rainfall of 3.78 inches? While this does not sound like a great deal of rain, remember that all of the driest months in the region are December, January and February with an average rainfall of 1.99 inches. Your roof was exposed to 3 of the coldest and driest months of this year and will make it become brittle and dry. Now along comes April, together with driving rainstorms and heavy rains that your roof might not be ready to take care of. Is the roof ready? Can your roof keep you, your loved ones, your business, along with your most precious assets dry throughout the prospective storms which are headed our way? Winter dryness and cold can result in critical roof difficulties, in addition to debris from autumn leaves, limbs flushing valleys or lying behind fireplaces only waiting to dam the stream of rain which drops with the April showers and storms. Wildlife, like squirrels and raccoons are cute, but they search for the warmth of a loft during the chilly weather. Your residence or business may eventually become home to undesirable wildlife which currently believes your home is their own property.

How can you know whether your roof is April ready?

Search for granules washing from your guttering downspouts.
Granules are loosened in the asphalt drying outside, which can be discharged and washed away from the rain.
Search for loose or missing shingles.
For a roof ages the self-sealing asphalt which retains down the shingles starts to weaken. This might cause the shingles to be dismissed and off by windstorms.
Can there be a mulch pile of debris from the valleys or behind chimneys and dormers?
Leaves and debris out of fall build up which aren’t washed away due to a lack of rain. This debris currently introduces possible water damming problems in your roof.
Search for low, overhanging limbs from trees which might be scratching or damaging your roof.
Destroys your loft to find out if there are some indicators of varmint’s inhabiting.

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