Hurricane Season Roofing Tips. Are You Prepared?

When you live in South Florida, there’s always a chance a hurricane can cause damage to your house. In particular, you have to worry about roof damage. But there are ways to reduce the amount of damage your roof gets during a hurricane in Florida, and they typically take minimal time. Start with these tips to get your roof ready for hurricane season. Get a Roof Inspection Your first step is to have a roofing professional come out and look closely at your Florida home’s roof. During the inspection, a roofer will look for loose or missing shingles so you can have these fixed or replaced before hurricane season starts. A roofer can also spot any structural issues involving your roof. Being aware of any roof problems you have now is

Get a Roof Inspection

Your first step is to have a roofing professional come out and look closely at your Florida home’s roof. During the inspection, a roofer will look for loose or missing shingles so you can have these fixed or replaced before hurricane season starts. A roofer can also spot any structural issues involving your roof. Being aware of any roof problems you have now is important since they will only get worse during a hurricane unless you repair them before the season begins. The last thing you want is to discover you have a weak or damaged roof during a hurricane, as this can lead to the roof leaking or ripping off completely in strong winds.

Do Some Home Maintenance

Your roof is not the only part of your home to pay extra attention to before hurricane season. You should also make sure any items near your roof are ready for heavy winds. If not, they can damage your home. For example, trim the trees on your property, especially any that touch the roof. This can reduce the chance that the branches will fall and destroy part of your home. You should also clean the gutters on top of your house, making sure they’re free of leaves and other debris. Otherwise, the debris will stop rainwater from flowing freely through the gutters during a storm. Considering how heavy water is, this issue can result in serious roof damage.

Buy Sturdy Hurricane Strapping Roof Tie-Downs

You’ll need some supplies on hand before hurricane season starts. One of the most important items to have to protect your roof is tie-downs. These can connect the trusses or rafters to the rest of the house so the roof is more likely to stay on during a hurricane. Simpson Strong-Tie products are a good example of Miami-Dade-approved roofing devices you will want to add to your house before hurricane season starts. If you’re ready to schedule a roof inspection or need roof repairs for your Florida home, come to Mark Terlep Roofing today. We have more than 40 years of experience maintaining and repairing roofs in West Palm Beach and would be happy to help you prepare your house for hurricane season.

By | 2017-09-26T01:41:17+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Residential Roofing|0 Comments

About the Author:

My father was an architect and as a young man I always had a fascination with building. I started to work in the roofing industry in Cleveland Ohio. I quickly found out this was a seasonal business and decided to move south were I could work year round. This brought me to Palm Beach County were I still live and call home 30 years later. I worked with some of the best roofing contractors in the business. They taught me the right and wrong way of doing things. I quickly found out there is only one way of doing things on a roof and that’s the right way the first time.

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