The 2022 Hurricane season is upon us and we want to make sure your greatest asset is protected. While it's impossible to stop the weather from coming our way you can prepare for it. Planning and emergency preparedness can go a long way to reducing the negative effects of a hurricane. Check out these quick tips to help you get prepared.
- Keep up with regular maintenance -
If you haven’t had your roof inspected recently you schedule an appointment. Making sure there is nothing wrong, such as: rips, holes, debris build-up, excessive granular loss, flashings that are improperly sealed or attached, rodent damage or access, or any other issues that can impact the integrity of your roof is important for keeping your home storm ready.
- Clean gutters and drain systems -
Make sure your gutters and drain systems are clean of debris. Allowing proper water drainage off the roof can prevent water from baking up and sitting on your roof leading to a potential leak.
- Trim Trees -
Keep trees trimmed up and make sure to remove any dead or dying branches as they may pose a risk to your home in a storm.
- Misc -
Last few items are general for any homeowner. Make sure you have tarps as you never know how a storm will behave. In addition to being used for your roof in an emergency they can be used to cover windows or anything else when a storm comes. Make sure your insurance is up to date and you have those documents in a safe waterproof area. Lastly stay safe don't go out in a storm, wait for it to pass to access damage.
Wind damage is the most common type of damage in Florida. High winds from tropical storms, hurricanes and even tornadoes are common. Shingles, tile and even unsecured metal can blow off your roof.
Depending on the material, age and condition of your roof the damage will vary. Metal roofs can be dented, tile roof can crack, and asphalt shingles can have gravels knocked loose.
Try to keep trees near your house well trimmed. Cut back large branches that reach your roof. If a tree is dead or dying, remove it before it can fall on your roof in a storm.
How do you know if its time for a new roof? This article will help you learn about your roof and about the signs you need to look for. Click the find out more button to read the article or call us for a free assessment.
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