Always Be Ready for Spring Thunderstorms

April 5, 2024

As spring rolls around, so does the potential for thunderstorms. Wherever cool and hot winds and temperatures collide, strong storms are always present – even during the pristine and relaxing season of spring. To make sure your roof is ready for heavy rain, always do the following

1. Regular Inspections

Regular roof inspections are crucial for identifying and addressing any issues before they become major problems. For instance, you might discover that your roof has cracked or split asphalt shingles – these can easily give out during the strongest rains. With an expert checking and repairing your roof for signs of damage, you can be sure it's ready for anything.

2. Repair Damage Promptly

If you notice any damage during your roof inspection, it's important to repair it promptly. Replace missing or damaged shingles, repair any leaks, and reinforce weak areas to ensure your roof can withstand the elements. If there's an area of your roof you're unsure about the performance, consider repairing or replacing that section with the help of a professional.

3. Clean Your Gutters

Leaves, twigs, debris, and other objects can clog your gutters and downspouts, regardless of how well designed it is or the durability and reliability of its materials. Clean your gutters regularly to ensure they are free of debris and allow water to flow freely. Thunderstorms are known to clog and cause overflow on your roofs, effectively shortening its lifespan and performance.

4. Trim Trees Near Your Roof

Trim back any branches that hang over your roof to reduce the risk of damage. Don't do this by yourself – ask a tree-trimming professional to do this for you. Overhanging branches can also collapse during the strongest of storms and cause damage to your asphalt shingles and roof structure. 

5. Reinforce Your Roof

If you live in an area prone to severe weather, consider reinforcing your roof to improve its resilience by installing impact-resistant shingles, adding roof straps or clips to secure the roof to the structure. Also consider improving your attic insulation and ventilation to reduce any risk of wind damage during windy thunderstorms.

All that's left to improve your roof for spring thunderstorms is a reliable roofing contractor who'll be with you every step of the way. You can always count on us at SJ Winn Construction, your highly dependable GAF-certified roofing company in Torrington, CT. Call us today or visit our social media page to know more about what we can do for you.


156 Torrington Rd., Winsted,
Connecticut 06098

Phone: 860-379-8863
Email: sjwinnconstruction@gmail.com