After-Storm Safety Tips

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With the threat of global warming and climate change, natural disasters such as storms and typhoons have become inevitable. Some people believe that they can head straight home once the strong winds and rain have passed. Unfortunately, danger still looms even after a storm, so you must make sure that you and your loved ones are protected from the after-effects of a storm by following these safety tips.   

  • Stay updated. Know the latest about the storm and its aftermath by listening to the radio, television, or even social media.
  • Before going back to your home, make sure that you have the official go-signal from your local authorities. You don’t want to get in the way of emergency rescue teams and other personnel attending to the people who were trapped during the storm.
  • Use your camera or your phone to record the extent of the damage in your property. This can be used as reference for repairs later on.
  • Avoid accidental electrocution by staying away from downed power lines.
  • Avoid using water from the tap as it may still be contaminated from the storm.
  • Be prepared for occasional power outages. Most power lines are still under construction so it is advisable to limit electricity usage with the help of emergency lighting sources.
  • Check for roof leaks because they can result in rainwater build-up that can potentially compromise your roofing system.
  • Clean out your gutters to rid it of leaves, twigs, and other dangerous debris to prevent your gutters from clogging. It also clears the path of rainwater and prevents it from seeping through the roof and damaging the structure of your home.
  • Consider hiring a professional to do a thorough inspection of your property after a storm hits. While metal roofs may be sturdier than their traditional counterparts, they still need to be checked for possible leaks that can further damage your property. These highly trained individuals can also check your electric wiring to make sure that it is free from damage and safe to use.

Premium After-Storm Roof Inspection with Metal Roofs of Texas

Stay on top of your home’s safety with the help of Metal Roofs of Texas. We offer free and thorough roof inspection for storm and hail damage for properties in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. This free after-storm inspection covers roof shingles, gutters, skylight, vent hoods, vent stacks, and chimneys. In addition to this, we also offer a free estimate for the recommended roof repairs, all in cooperation with insurance companies.  

When nature strikes, it’s always nice to have a reliable and trusty back-up. Contact Metal Roofs of Texas at 817-241-2126 and take advantage of our free roof inspection and repair quotes today!