Prepare Your Roof for Storm Season

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With the notorious Perth storm season on the horizon, we’ve made this article to help you prepare your roof and home from potential storm damage. Storms can bring in high winds, heavy rain, hail, and even tornadoes, all of which are unforgiving of your roof. This article will go over some quick simple steps to help you prepare your roof before a storm hits and minimise the risk of damage and potential costly repairs.

The first step is quite simple. Inspect your roof and assess its condition. This is especially important if you’ve not had your roof inspected in a while, or have been slacking on the maintenance. Logically – if your roof is older or in poor condition, it will be more susceptible to damage during a storm. In other words, your home’s main layer of defense against storms has been compromised. Look for signs of damage such as cracked, missing, or loose tiles and shingles. If you see any then you should have them repaired or replaced before the storms start to creep up.

Loose tiles or other components can be ripped apart during high winds, causing significant damage to your roof. If you see anything loose – you should immediately secure them with nails or screws. This also includes ensuring any satellite dishes, or other equipment, on your roof are securely anchored.

While you’re up on the roof, you should also check that your gutters and downspouts are clear of debris to prevent water from backing up and causing damage.

Trimming trees around your home is another important, but often overlooked, step in preparing your roof for a storm. High winds can cause branches to break off and fall onto your roof, or even worse, your car or other personal property. Depending on how big the branch is, there is even a risk of potential fatalities.

I’ve had a personal experience just near-missing potential serious injury (or worse) from fallen branches so, I cannot stress this enough. Mother Nature can be unforgiving at times, but preventative measures can be taken! We highly recommend trimming back any branches that are close to your roof, or are dead or damaged. The more potential risk of the branch, the higher of a priority it should be to trim it.

Although not always necessary, for those that want further protection from absolute worst-case scenarios such as cyclones or tornadoes, there are additional roof reinforcements available. This can include hurricane straps or clips, which help secure the roof to the walls of your home, or reinforced roofing materials, such as metal or concrete tiles.

As a Perth homeowner and resident, you should double check that your insurance policy covers storm damage to your roof. Most homeowner’s insurance policies do cover storm damage – but it’s important to review your policy to understand the extent of your coverage. If you’re concerned, you should also take photos and videos of your roof during your inspection. This can help you provide evidence of any post-storm damage to your insurance company if a claim is necessary.

Finally, the most obvious step is having your roof inspected regularly by a roofing professional. They can identify any potential issues with your roof and make necessary repairs before a storm hits. A professional can also provide advice on the best ways to protect your specific roof from the upcoming storm season.

At Roof Repairs Perth WA, our phone is ringing all day during and after the storm season. Much of the damage and repairs we attend to, could be avoided or lessened, by following our above advice. If you’re in need of an inspection before the next storm season, feel free to contact our team.

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Zachary Carroll
Zachary Carroll
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Lauren was incredibly helpful, keeping us updated throughout the repair process. Her coordination with Josh, who handled the onsite work was seamless.
Ralph Parker
Ralph Parker
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Vinnie, the owner, personally ensured that all aspects of our roof repair were up to standard. His team, led by Josh, provided detailed photos to verify their findings, making us feel confident in their service.
Kirat Naik
Kirat Naik
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Josh was very helpful in providing the feedback and required jobs around the property for the quote. He explained in detail the issues and was able to answer all my questions. Thank youThe site team (Elis and Sanjay) did a great job delivering great service and quality finish standards for the roofing services that was needed. The detailed work carried out with the proper care to excellent finish. Thank you once again team for the great job and onsite feedback after completion. Really appreciate the efforts
Ryan Wells
Ryan Wells
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Josh was extremely knowledgable and was happy to answer any questions on the spot about the issues identified. Very professional!
Robert Henry
Robert Henry
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Josh was excellent, and so was Lauren from the admin team, who facilitated all our communications Smoothly. Their combined professionalism made the entire process a breeze.
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Paul Wood
Paul Wood
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Josh was very professional and knowledgeable - he took the time to listen and was able to clearly explain the problem and resolution.
Julie M
Julie M
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Josh from Roof Repairs was very professional and courteous. He is very knowledgeable and we are confident that the work and quoting is honest and reliable. All problems identified with our roof were backed up with photographs to verify.
Jody H
Jody H
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Awesome to deal with from the very thorough quote through to the admin communication and the amazing, efficient team carrying out the work. Highly reccommend!
judith rudling
judith rudling
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I can highly recommend Roof Repairs Perth WA. They were very clear in their communication and quoting process. Their pricing was fair and competitive. Ellis and Sanjay did an excellent job. They were very polite and worked extremely hard and did an excellent job. Thankyou so much.
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Steven Majewski
Steven Majewski
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Fantastic service all round.From the quote through the completion of the job.Would highly recommend
Stephen Johnstone
Stephen Johnstone
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Great communication throughout the inspection process.Josh attended and was knowledgeable and conscious of our requirements to resolve issues. Thanks!
Andrew Szonyi
Andrew Szonyi
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Josh was extremely easy to deal with, he was responsive to every question and explained what he thought might be happening and what is probably not happening. Very happy to recommend.
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Shadowsa7x
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Prompt service, accommodated my availability. Very good with the issues which need repairing and resolution to fixing the problem
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H F
H F
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Only at the inspection stage for a quote now, but he was very efficient, arriving on time and giving me the information exactly I needed! The booking process was easy too.
Dee Riley
Dee Riley
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Josh arrived on time to provide a quote. He explained thoroughly the work that needed to be done and gave me a clear understanding of essential repairs required.
Peter McGoldrick
Peter McGoldrick
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My tiled roof was in need of a lot of maintenance to fix many leaks and water damage. Josh and his team were hard working and meticulous in repairing the roof. I can highly recommend Roof Repairs.
Steven Bamford
Steven Bamford
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Josh was extremely efficient advising me on his arrival time- and wasI was then advised how the quote process would work and timing and the work required after a comprehensive inspection.Roof Repairs Perth WA are extremely professional and I would recommend you contact them for assistanceRegardsSteve
Amy Glen
Amy Glen
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I just want to give a shoutout to Josh, who came out to assess what work needs to be done on my roof. It was clear Josh knew his stuff and was serious about ensuring that nothing was missed. I was impressed by his professionalism and expertise. Looking forward to getting the work done!
Danielle Pegrum
Danielle Pegrum
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Good communication from company via email to book quote and Josh also on morning of scheduled quote. Late due to delays with prior work but called and communicated with us which we appreciated. Explained work to be done clearly too.
Jennifer Kingston-Gregory
Jennifer Kingston-Gregory
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Josh was extremely polite and efficient when identifying the leaking issues with my roof. He explained in detail the work to rectify the problem which was most reassuring. Josh arrived at the designated time and was a delight to deal with.
Mark McDonald
Mark McDonald
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Josh carried out my roof assessment very professionally and explained each area that requires repairs with very good detail. 👍
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