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Is my roof storm ready? Use our storm checklist.

hurricaneUSAThis storm season has affected several states in the United States this year. It’s a good reminder to plan ahead for extreme weather and natural disasters. For starters, use this checklist as a guide.

Checklist for Roof Storm Preparedness:

  • Check all internal drains, scuppers, and downspouts are clear of debris and operational
  • Note areas of any ponding water on the roof
  • Inspect drain strainers for proper securement
  • Inspect roof for loose debris or materials that are not part of the roof system or roof top mechanical units
  • Ensure there are no overhanging obstacles such as tree limbs and other vegetation
  • Check fasteners on metal components are in place, properly sealed, and secure
  • Review coping cap joints for proper seals and integrity
  • Inspect metal edge and trim components for proper securement
  • Inspect pitch pockets and other roof penetrations for sealant condition
  • Check all roof penetrations and terminations to ensure they are sealed against water entry
  • Check the overall condition of the roof membrane for blisters, ridges, splits, or cracks, open end or lap joints, exposed felts, lack of surface aggregate or coating
  • Ensure roof hatch latches are operational and lock properly
  • Inspect snow guards or snow retention system for missing units or loose connections
  • Inspect lightning protection terminals and cable for secure attachment
  • Inspect mechanical units for proper structural anchorage, note any mechanical units or roof features which are not fixed to the roof structure
  • Ensure access panels and filter screens are installed properly and secure
  • Ensure condensate drain hoses and pipes are turned down and draining properly

For an inspection from one of our trained professionals, contact your local Garland Representative. (Click here to locate your nearest representative.)

Stay safe out there.

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