How Does Hurricane Weather Affect My Roof?
Hurricanes and strong tropical thunderstorms can be unforgiving. They can be accompanied by winds in excess of 150 mph and destroy anything in their path. High winds and water downpour can rip off roof tiles and shingles. Worst case scenario, those hurricane winds can tear off the underlying roof deck.
There are some preventative measures you can take to help reduce the damage from hurricanes. Always keep your eye out for curled, loose or missing shingles or tiles. If you have an older roof, it’s also a good idea to have a yearly roof inspection before the hurricane season begins. A well-maintained roof will hold up to severe weather better than one not in good repair.
A trained roofing contractor knows what proactive steps to take to help secure your roof further. A qualified contractor can install hurricane clips or roof tie-downs, and most insurance carriers offer a discount on your home insurance premium. It’s also wise to have large trees in your yard trimmed prior to hurricane season to reduce your risk of roof damage from a fallen tree or limb.
If you are looking for someone to come look at your roof prior to the hurricane season, contact us. If a hurricane does do some destructive damage to your roof, please consider giving us a call. We will be there!