Albuquerque has seen a number of dangerous weather patterns rip through the community over the years, with New Mexico as a whole averaging about 70 thunderstorms and 10 tornadoes every year since 2007. With gusts equal to or exceeding 58 MPH, homes and businesses are at risk of being damaged by flying debris and having their roofs destroyed by strong winds. Here’s a helpful guide on what you can do to secure your house for the potentially stormy season ahead:. Safety Tips Stocking up on supplies before a storm is crucial. Whether it’s food, medicine, or tools, the less frequently you need to head out in the storm the better. Fallen tree limbs are a common cause of property damage after windstorms, so check the trees on your property to judge their sturdiness. If you feel that one or more of your trees is at risk, consider installing cables or braces to secure them against future weather patterns. Shutting off gas lines is also very important, as fluids and gases passing through damaged pipes risk bursting into flame and causing further damage to your home. Asphalt Roofing Asphalt roofs have consistently shown to be the best option when it comes to protecting your home. Here are just some of the reasons why: They are known to hold up better against leaks and damage. Their average lifetime is of 20 years, which equals about one installation over the average ownership length. They are more affordable than traditional roofing supplies. Owens Corning Shingles At AMCAT Roofing, we use only the best roofing materials when building or repairing homes. Using SureNail® Technology, Owens Duration shingles stick to rooves far longer than any other and are highly rated by Energy Star. Duration shingles also come in 15 different colors, so you don’t have to worry about new shingles sticking out like a sore thumb. Get ahead of the summer storms this year and speak to one of our representatives to learn more about the advantages of Asphalt Roofing. Call us today at 505-793-6000 or check us out online to see how we can help keep your home secure all year long.