As we get closer to hurricane season it’s important that you are prepared to secure your roof. Roof damage remains one of the most common types of damage from hurricanes to proper preparation can help to mitigate some of the damage that can result from the high winds, water, hail, and more. Here are some of the best ways to prepare your roof for a hurricane:
Get Regular Roofing Inspections
Contacting a professional to make sure that your roof is in good condition structurally can be important. A professional inspector will be able to identify small issues that could come up and let you know if necessary repairs should take place before the hurricane season arrives.
Remove Potential Projectiles From The Surrounding Area
Flying debris can be one of the most common causes of roofing damage. Taking the time to clean up your yard and keeping it clear of debris in hurricane season can be important. Make sure that smaller furniture, toys, and tools are put away to prevent them from causing roofing problems.
Fix Up Any Loose Shingles
Loose shingles or roofing tiles can very quickly get caught up in the high winds of hurricanes. Fixing up these loose areas can be important prior to hurricane season.
Clip Back Trees
Trimming back trees or bushes that may overhang your home can prevent damage from falling debris.
Keep A Tarp Close
A tarp setup is often one of the best pieces of protection for your home. Adding another protective layer between your shingles and nature is a great step to take. Cover up your equipment, cover your roof, and prevent damage in a hurricane.
Review Your Insurance
Make sure that your home insurance can cover the cost of roofing repairs and that you are covered for hurricane damage.
Install Roofing Straps
Roofing straps are metal straps that can be applied over the rafters and trusses to hold your roof together. For extremely high winds, these could help to save your home.
Consider some of these top items and more for prepping your roof this year ahead of hurricane season.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies in Saint Petersburg, FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.