A bad storm can really do a number on your residential or commercial roof, even if your roof is relatively new or hasn't encountered any serious problems in the past. When you have a large storm coming your way, it's important that you do what is necessary to keep your roof as storm-ready as you can. Roof repairs done now will help prevent any roof damage or keep roof damage to a minimum should a storm hit.

You can cover your roof with a tarp, cut down large branches that hang over your house, remove toys and other possible flying debris from your yard, and have your roof inspected prior to a storm for best safety practices. You can also have small repairs, such as shingle replacement or fixing gutters, done in order to get ready for a storm. Why go to all these measures to keep your roof storm-ready? Here are a few residential roof repair needs your contractor can complete for you.

Gutter repair

If a wind storm were to occur, the gutters on your home could be lifted up and torn away from the house. Not only does this cause the gutters to be damaged, but your actual rooftop can be damaged as a result as well. You don't want this type of damage to occur on your home, so make sure your gutters are properly secured and not full of debris so that they don't get blown away by the wind or bogged down by ample waterfall. Have gutter repairs made as soon as you notice the gutters pulling away from the home or sagging.

Shingle repair

Do you have an asphalt shingled roof? If you are like most homeowners, you likely do. These shingles will usually stay in place under mild storm conditions but if any shingles are older, already loose, broken, or damaged from previous storms or regular wear and tear, then they can be ripped off in a bigger storm. Your shingles can expose the underside of your roof to water and other damages, so it's best to have shingle repair taken care of prior to a storm occurring.

Rooftop wear repair

A storm that has heavy rainfall or even hail can warp and dent shingles, wood shakes, and even metal paneling. If your rooftop is already showing signs of wear, have your roofer inspect the area and make repairs as needed. You want to take care of your roof in the best ways, so do what you can to protect your roof prior to a storm so you have less to deal with after one.