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Roof Maintenance After a Storm 

Baltimore’s Roof Repair & Maintenance Experts

Springtime often brings unpredictable weather, including powerful storms that can wreak havoc on your roof. After a heavy rain, hail, or wind event, it’s crucial to inspect your roof for any damage.  At Phil DiBello Family Roofing, we’ve been keeping roofs safe since 1979.  Here’s what you should do to ensure your home’s roof is in top shape after a storm.

Safety First: When to Call a Professional

While a basic visual inspection can be done from the ground, prioritize safety.  Don’t attempt to climb onto your roof if it’s wet, damaged, or if you’re uncomfortable doing so.  In such cases, call Phil DiBello Family Roofing for a professional inspection.

What to Look for During Your Ground Inspection

Here are some key signs of storm damage to look for from the safety of the ground:

Missing or Damaged Shingles: Look for bald spots or shingles that are cracked, curled, or loose. A few missing shingles might seem minor, but they can expose your roof deck to water damage.

Granule Accumulation in Gutters: After a storm, it’s normal to see some granules from your asphalt shingles in the gutters. However, excessive amounts could indicate shingle wear and tear.

Visible Leaks: Check your attic or interior ceilings for water stains or signs of moisture. These are clear indications of roof leaks that need immediate attention.

Debris Around Your Home: Look for fallen branches, damaged siding, or debris around your foundation. These can signal that your roof may have also sustained wind damage.

Taking Action: What to Do After Finding Damage

If you discover any signs of damage, don’t wait! Here are some steps to take:

Document Everything: Take pictures and videos of the damage from the ground. This will be helpful when filing an insurance claim if necessary. 

Contact Your Insurance Company: File a claim as soon as possible to get the insurance process started.

Secure Your Roof (if possible): If there’s minor damage like loose shingles, try to secure them with a tarp or roofing cement (as a temporary solution) to prevent further water infiltration.

Call Phil DiBello Family Roofing: Our experienced roofers can provide a comprehensive inspection, assess the damage, and discuss roof repair or replacement options.

Preventive Maintenance: Protecting Your Roof Year-Round

While storm damage can be unpredictable, there are steps you can take to keep your roof strong:

Schedule Regular Inspections: Have your roof inspected by our roofers at least once a year, preferably before the storm season.

Keep Your Gutters Clean: Clogged gutters can cause water to backup under the shingles and lead to leaks. Clean your gutters regularly, especially after storms.

Trim Tree Branches: Overhanging branches can scrape and damage your roof during storms. Trim branches that are close to your roofline.

Contact Us For Roof Repair & Maintenance in Baltimore Today! 

Don’t wait until a storm damages your roof!  Contact Phil DiBello Family Roofing today to schedule a roof inspection and ensure your home is protected from the elements.  

At Phil DiBello Family Roofing, we rely on our strong backbone of experience and knowledge to maintain our reputation

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