Having a home that stands up against whatever nature throws your way is the best way to ensure that your family and belongings are protected. At Roofing & More, our goal is to provide “more” to our customers, and we are able to do this by helping them outfit their home with materials that can handle summer storms.
If your home is older and starting to show signs of wear, or the products you have aren’t up to par, you may be considering an exterior home makeover. These are the top four lines of defense when it comes to summer storms, in order of importance:
Your Roofing System
The roofing system you have matters when it comes to weather. Depending on the area you live in, you may need more or less protection from wind and rain. In Virginia, we have summer storms that bring an inch of rain in just an hour, and with that can come roof leaks. Your system should not only have great shingles, but also the other protective components necessary to keep the shingles attached to your home and the water out.
Windows & Doors
The second line of defense against summer storms are your windows and doors. The type of window or door you outfit your home with can make a difference when it comes to handling inclement weather. Don’t sacrifice quality for price, but don’t assume that the window with the highest price will protect your home the best, either.
Siding and how it is installed can make or break your home when it comes to protection from storms. Vinyl siding is designed to allow water behind it, relying on the vapor and waterproof barrier to do the work. This means that if you have vinyl siding, your best protection is a professional installation. Or, you can go with James Hardie® fiber cement siding, which doesn’t allow water behind it. We stand behind and strongly recommend this siding option for our customers.
Of course, no home is protected from heavy rain without a good gutter system. Your gutters work alongside the downspouts, outlets and fastening system to drain and disperse water away from your roof and foundation, as well as staying connected to your home without pulling away and creating damage. We help homeowners with the right formula of gutter products to successfully handle the rain in their area.
Get ‘More’ for Your Home
The best way we can provide “more” to our customers is by becoming experts when it comes to local climate and products that can handle summer storms. Roofing & More, Inc. is proud to be a one-stop shop for all your exterior needs. If you’re ready to start planning a home exterior remodel, give us a call today at (571) 410-0274 or submit our online form to get in touch with our friendly team.
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