Get a Roof Inspection
First thing to prepare your roof for hurricane season is to get a roof inspection by a qualified roofing contractor.
A detailed inspection should include a full report, with pictures of your home, and an estimate for any repairs.
Learn about Roof Tie-Downs
Otherwise known as “hurricane straps”, consider installing roof tie-downs. To prepare your roof for hurricane season, it may be a good idea to invest in hurricane straps if your home needs them. Hurricane straps help brace your roof in very high winds and severe storms such as florida hurricanes.
Trim your Trees
This is also a good practice for your roof any time of the year. Trees that hang over your roof and or near your home can be dangerous in a hurricane. If a tree limb falls on your roof or is blown across your roof it can cause severe damage to your roof and allow water to enter your home causing more problems. Limbs that over hang your roof can also cause debris to build up on the roof in the valleys. Leaves, pine needles, and other debris can form a type of mulch on your roof that When wet, stays wet. This can cause the shingles underneath to deteriorate and or rot the roofing structure.
Clean your Gutters
It’s easy to forget about your gutter systems throughout the year. With our roof maintenance we can Clear all leaves and debris from gutters, downspouts, and drainage systems. If there is a storm and your gutters and drainage systems have build up of debris, water can not flow freely and can back up and intrude your home.