It’s that time of year again where we are met with random torrential downpours and aggressive winds causing potential damage to our properties. South Florida, hurricane season is unfortunately upon us.
So, what do we do to decrease any damages caused? Here at Hercules Roofing, we’ve put together 3 tips to help prevent any harm to your roof caused by hurricanes and/or severe weather conditions in South Florida.
1. Inspect, secure and seal your roof.
Since the roof has the biggest probability of creating an opening during a storm, it is important to address any issues that may cause just that.
Make sure to do a thorough inspection of your roof covering to assure that all the shingles are secured and in good shape. If you notice some are missing or cracked, replace accordingly or call a local roofing contractor like Hercules Roofing, to properly bolt and seal them for you.
To further prevent water leakage through the roof, you may also want to consider revamping your roof deck — which usually involves installing waterproof tape over the seams or covering the roof with a membrane that keeps water out.
Though most trees are quite sturdy, they can become unpredictable and dangerous during a hurricane. Not only could they potentially harm you if they collapse, but they could also cause a great amount of destruction if they were to fall onto your home.
Damages could range from severe water leaks to creating a dent into your attic, insulation and the walls that are beneath. This could result in bigger problems throughout both the outside and inside of your home.
Play it safe by trimming back any branches or large vegetation that hang over your roof or come at a close distance to your property.
3. Consider adding roof straps or tie-downs.
In some places, roofs are mostly held up over the house by gravity. However, in most states including Florida, builders are now required to install metal straps to the walls so there may be more of a firm brace during strong gusts of wind.
Metal straps or hurricane tie-downs ensure that your home can sustain any hurricane factors and won’t be severely affected them. Discuss these options with your South Florida roofing expert to see if straps and tie-downs are advisable for your property.
Prepare Your Home for Hurricane Season with Hercules Roofing
Avoid any additional distress and take these necessary steps so that you may be adequately prepared for hurricane season. When in doubt, Hercules Roofing is here for you and your roofing maintenance needs. If you want to know more about our roof repair services, call Hercules Roofing based in Florida, at (561) 325-7239.