Preparing your Home for the Rain

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Roofing companies in Northwest Arkansas are seeing a rise in customer calls after the last round of storms and anticipating even more calls from this round.

Travis Harris, Pinnacle Roofing Manager  said, “We’ve been getting an abundance of calls of leaks of course due to the massive rain storms that we’ve had.”

April showers bring May flowers. They can also bring damage to your home if you don’t take the proper steps to plan ahead. 

Harris said, “Getting out there doing tarps when we can and actually trying to stop the leak from getting inside and doing anymore damage.  “

The amount of rain that’s coming to Northwest Arkansas may blind side some people. 

“It’s going to cause things to leak that have never leaked before. And sometimes they might not leak again depending on how that water has started to flow,” said Harris.

Harris added that it’s important to plan ahead before those storms do come, cleaning out your valleys and gutters are one of the first steps to preventing leaks in your home.

“A lot of people don’t clean out their gutters at least twice a year, so the buildup happens and it causes back flow and then also pipe jacks. A lot of people think the roofs last for years but pipe jacks only last on average seven to 10,” said Harris.

With the overflow of calls it may take some time before roofing companies can get to your home.

Harris said, “Get into the attics if they can. Be able to stop the water flow from getting inside their house to cause more damage to the sheet rock, interior walls and stuff like that.”

 

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