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3 Tips To Know for Wind Damage Mitigation

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

someone trimming bushes with garden scissors Another way to avoid a roof leak is to trim back any trees or bushes

3 Tips To Know for Wind Damage Mitigation

When you face storms in your Thorncreek, CO, business, the weather can lead to wind damage and a possible roof leak, meaning you may need to contact a local storm damage restoration service. However, there are a few things you may be able to do ahead of time to help mitigate potential problems.

1. Keep the Yard Clear of Debris

Poor landscaping maintenance can lead to a damaged roof. Loose debris such as branches, gravel, dirt clods, and other materials can be picked up by the wind and thrown. This can be a hazard for windows, doors, and shutters attached to the building. This debris has the potential to cause damage to the structure.

2. Trim Bushes and Shrubs

Another way to avoid a roof leak is to trim back any trees or bushes so that their branches do not overhang or press against the building. Strong wind can damage these plants and cause loose, dead or damaged branches to fall into the roof or windows creating a possible leak. Trimming trees and hedges beforehand may help prevent these problems.

3. Tighten or Secure Loose Objects

It’s important to tighten or secure any loose object that could be picked up or knocked over by the wind and cause damage to the building. This may include grills, awnings, patio umbrellas, bike racks, and shutters among others. If you have delicate landscaping you may want to protect the plants with a tarp. Company vehicles should be stored in a garage if it’s believed hail may occur. Additionally, if the roof is missing shingles consider covering the space over with a tarp.

If you’re trying to avoid a roof leak caused by wind damage at your place of business consider these mitigation steps. Keep your yard clear of debris, trim back trees, and tighten or secure any loose material. Remember, if damage does occur, a restoration service can help.

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