It seems like the winter just started, but it’s true, tornado season is upon us. The warm air is moving in creating the perfect storm of factors to create massive tornadoes here in Kansas. As the best roofers in Johnson County, we want to make sure you, and your roof, are prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way!
There are a number of steps you can take yourself to ensure that your roof, and your home, are ready in case of a weather emergency, like a tornado, or even a nasty storm. However, just like every spring, we highly recommend having a premium Johnson Country roofing contractor perform an annual spring inspection, to make sure everything truly is in tip-top shape.
Here are a few key pieces of advice to keep in mind as you make sure your roof, and family, are ready in the event a tornado does hit.
1. Make Sure Your Inspection Checks Out
As we mentioned previously, the simplest and most important task of ensuring your roof is ready for whatever strikes is to schedule an inspection with one of the top residential roofing contractors in Johnson County. They know exactly what to look for and will be able to quickly spot hidden damage or unexpected problems that might be undetected by the untrained eye. They will also be able to locate any lingering issues caused by winter ice and snow. If your Johnson Country roof requires repair, they will be able to quickly correct any problems.
2. Ensure Your Roof Works Efficiently
Have you noticed your home’s heating and cooling costs are higher than normal? Have any new drafts or stains popped up on the ceiling? Higher energy costs, drafts, and stains can be signs that your roof is not working properly. This inefficiency can be caused by age, wear, worn or broken seals, low-quality material, deterioration, or a number of other factors. Regardless of the reason, you need to address the issue and get your roof function fully again as soon as possible, before a storm or high winds hit. Here at Shamrock Roofing, we specialize in emergency roof repair in Johnson County. We would be happy to inspect your roof and provide a free estimate to fix the damage.
3. Check to See if Your Roof Falls Within Its Projected Age
How old is your roof? What is the life expectancy of your roof? These are answers you should know to be sure that your roof hasn’t surpassed the projected age range. Most roofs in the Johnson County area are made from asphalt shingles, which typically have a life expectancy of up to 30 years. If your roof is close to or has passed, that age limit, it may be time to consider having a new roof installed on your Johnson County home by our roofer.
4. Have an Emergency Plan
While this doesn’t necessarily involve your roof, it’s definitely important enough to mention. Your family should not only have an emergency plan in case of a tornado, but you should be sure each family member is aware of and understand what they are supposed to do if a tornado is spotted. For families with young children, especially, we recommend practicing what to do in the event of a tornado at least once each season.
Follow these steps, and you should be confident that your roof, and your family, are well prepared for a tornado, or any of the spring weather Kansas throws at us!