With the forecast calling for torrential downpours, now is the time to get your home ready for winter. Photo: Tom Lee Roofing, Inc. (2015)
California residents have spent the last four years enduring one of the worst droughts in state history. However, if recent forecasts are correct, we won’t be suffering for much longer. Citing a strong El Niño climate pattern developing in the Pacific Ocean, climatologists are predicting what could be the wettest winter California has seen in nearly two decades. While it’s uncertain how much rain El Niño will bring, it’s a good idea to be prepared by bolstering your home against the elements. Here are a few critical steps:
To prevent leaks and other moisture-related problems, have your roof professionally inspected every year. Photo: Sure Roofing & Waterproofing (2015)
Do you have questions about El Niño? Visit our El Niño Resource Page.
Schedule a roof inspection. Have a qualified roofer check the condition of your roof and repair any damaged or missing shingles. Likewise, a professional will make sure there’s adequate leak protection in vulnerable spots like skylights, pipes and chimneys. Continue reading “Preparing Your Home for a (Potentially) Wet Winter” »
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