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By ABC Roofing, Apr 3 2020 11:05PM

April showers bring May flowers, but they can also wreak havoc on your home


It’s the time of year for Spring storms. Is your home ready? We’ve compiled a simple list for you to ensure your homes exterior can withhold the high winds and heavy rain this season.


Taking some time out of your busy schedule to check your home will help reduce your risk of damage.


Roof


• Walk the perimeter: The easiest (and quickest way) is to walk around the perimeter of your house. Check for loose or missing shingles. These will be obvious.

• Lifted shingles: Be sure to look for lifted shingles. Nail pops are the most common cause of lifted shingles and make it very easy for wind to tear the shingles off with high winds. It also make sit easier for a leak to occur because the nail is lifted and no longer protected by the shingle which could allow water to intrude during heavy rain

• Critter damage: Look for holes in your roof from critters. The most common areas are at the gutter lines, ridge cap (on top of your roof), and at the soffits


Siding


• Loose siding: If your siding is loose, odds are the wind will come through and either tear it partially away from your home or rip it from the home altogether


Caulking


• Combat leaks: Caulking eventually fails, it’s just an unfortunate fact. Caulking expands and contracts with the seasons, causing separating from the area. This usually happens around pipe boots, vents, and around windows.

• Resealing these areas will help to reduce your risk of a leak


Tree branches:

• To avoid roof damage from a fallen tree limb, trim tree branches that hang near the roofline, if you’re safely able.


Gutters and Downspouts


Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause a multitude of problems such as:

• Water overflow. Debris on your gutters does allow your gutters to function properly. Water cannot flow away from your home and will, in most cases, flow right over the gutter which can cause issues if you have a basement or crawl space. This can also cause your gutters to back up and water has nowhere to go other then, you guessed it, inside your home. This is especially common with steep roofs.

• Clogged downspouts: Even if your gutters are clear, clogged downspouts prevent the water from exiting the gutter system. This is especially true for inground units or extenders. This could eventually spell bug problems.


Chimney


Issues with an improperly maintained chimney are often mistaken for a roof leak. Check for:

• Cracks or holes in the mortar. Even a pinpoint hole can cause water intrusion

• Chimney caps: Rusted or missing chimney caps allow water to come down your chimney, on walls, or into a ceiling- depending on where the chimney is located


Obviously, we urge safety first! If you cannot safely access your roof to perform a check, most roofing contractor Indianapolis offer Roof Maintenance Packages. A Roof Maintenance Package typically includes all of what we suggested.


Our team is trained to spot the most complex and preventative issues that may cause you issues in the long run. Call or email us today to schedule your annual roof maintenance.




By ABC Roofing, Mar 24 2020 05:19PM

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority. According to Executive Order 20-8, laid out by Gov. Holcomb on 3/23/2020, construction and building trades have been deemed essential businesses.


We will remain open during the 'Stay at Home Order' and operating at limited capacity. In order to keep our team and customers at minimal risk, we are following strict guidelines laid out by the CDC.


Limited Capacity/Risk Reduction:


> No Contact Appointments- Our sales team is prohibbited from entering homes or businesses for an estiamte. Appointments that require access to the inside of a structure will be rescheduled after April 7th.


> Our sales/office staff are prohibited from shaking hands or having any physical contact with customers and to stand at least 6 feet away during an appointment


> Hand sanitizer is being provided to our team with field instructions for use


> We're encouraging our customers not to have contact with our reps while onsite and to discuss questions via phone or email. If they choose to have contact, we ask they follow the same guidelines set forth by the CDC.


We're commited to the well being of our team and community. It is certain there will be tough times ahead for many and our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Please, stay safe and if you need us, we're here.

 

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