With hurricane season approaching, usually beginning June 1, it is very important to make sure your roof is ready. The winds from a hurricane can cause a great deal of damage to your roof. Where there are strong winds, water and hail are likely close behind. The winds from a hurricane can cause damage to your roofing system allowing water to get in and do damage to your roofs insulation, structure and the valuables inside your home.
In Florida, we live in a hurricane-pron area, so it is important to be proactive when it comes to preparing your roof for hurricane season.
Here are a few tips on how to get your roof ready.
Have a professional roofing contractor come out and inspect your roof before hurricane season begins to make sure there are no issues with your roof that a hurricane could make worse. Having small repairs done at this time could save you a huge headache later on.
Make sure to trim any nearby trees. Before hurricane season begins, take a walk around your house and make sure to trim back any dead or low lying branches.
A wise thing to do is to sign up for a maintenance program. This will give you peace of mind that your roof is in tip top condition and ready to withstand hurricane season. Being proactive is the best way to protect your roof from major issues down the road.
Make sure your gutters and drains are cleared from debris. If your gutters and drains are clogged, this could cause water to back up and it will sit on your roof and possibly find a way into your home through leaks and holes.
Make sure to keep up to date with your homeowners insurance policy and any warranties you might have on your roof. Keep your insurance and warranty documents in a place that is safe and easily accessible.
Stay ahead of the storms and call Veritas Roofers for all your roofing needs. Always a free estimate. Veritas means TRUTH.