Pre-Season Roof Inspection
The first step to preparing a vulnerable roof for a severe hurricane is hiring professional roofers to inspect your roof. These experts will diagnose problems like missing shingles or bent flashing that may make your roof vulnerable to severe damage during the storm. They can also repair the roof and secure all components before the hurricane season kicks in.
You can also prepare a vulnerable roof for intense hurricanes by performing regular maintenance. This includes cleaning the gutters and drains and sealing the attic. Your roof is a considerable investment, and regular upkeep will save you money in the long run by preventing expensive repairs and replacements likely to occur after the harsh weather.
Professional roofers can help replace the entire roof if they believe it cannot survive the hurricane. There is no hurricane-proof roof. However, it is vital to choose high-quality roofing materials that can handle severe weather conditions, including heavy weather and high winds.
For instance, you can request roofers to install synthetic underlayment for moisture protection. These products will reduce the amount of water that leaks into your home in case the wind blows the shingles off.
Trimming Nearby Trees
Trimming the dead or overgrown trees and shrubs near your house can also protect your roof during the hurricane season. The strong winds and heavy rains may blow these branches off and throw them on the shingles. Therefore, check your lawn and fence and eliminate any branches that may endanger your home when the storm starts.
Hurricane gables and straps will give your roof more energy to withstand storms. Installing them will also qualify you for an extra discount on your insurance premium.
In summary, preparing your roof from severe hurricanes helps to prevent the expensive damages that this season can cause. Since you cannot control your roof’s design, you pay for maintenance or replacement to ensure that it performs excellently under the circumstance. Contact Castle Builders And Roofing, LLC to schedule a comprehensive roof inspection.