Storm damage restoration company: preparing the roof for hurricane season
A storm restoration company can help you to protect your roof from damage and prepare for hurricane season. It can be a scary situation when experiencing a natural disaster. You and your home can face a lot of damage if you aren’t prepared.
If you’re not sure that your roof is ready for hurricane season, it’s time to schedule an inspection with your local roofing contractor. Proper preparation should not be left out since roof damage is one of the most common damages from hurricanes. A wide variety of damages can happen if your roof is not prepared from wind, water, and mold if you don’t react quickly.
When should you start preparing your roof?
Hurricane season starts on June 1st and goes through to November 30th. Ideally, you should start preparing for hurricane season around late April to early May. However, you should be aware that hurricanes have come before the season has started at times. To keep an eye on any sneaky storm, monitor your local weather reports.
When a hurricane is looking to hit your area, people are quick to snatch up all the necessary materials that are needed to prepare their roofs, so try to buy your materials during the months before hurricane season so you’re not left without a way to prepare.
How to protect your roof during a hurricane
Significant damage to happen to your home whether your area is hit with a powerful tropic depression or a catastrophic hurricane due to flying debris, wind gusts, and torrential downpours. Due to its large surface area and exposed location, your roof is especially vulnerable.
You can run the risk of water coming through your roof deck and into your ceiling and walls should the shingles on your home be torn off. However, to make sure your roof is ready for hurricane season, there’s plenty of things that can be done ahead of time.
By taking care of problem areas before the arrival of bad weather, your roof will have a better chance of making it through a storm unharmed. You should schedule an inspection before hurricane season to see if there are any cracked or loose shingles or damaged flashings. This will also be a great time to talk about the ways that you can strengthen your roof in case of strong winds.
You may also want to consider reinforcing your roof’s frame. Your roofing contractor will be able to help you understand the pros and cons of different roof strengthening methods, such as:
- Collar ties
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Your storm damage restoration company will help you to develop a well-thought-out and well-implemented plan to get your roof prepared so you don’t have to worry about your roof during hurricane season.
Steele Restoration is a fully licensed and insured Charlotte NC and Greenville SC-based general contractor and roofing company specializing in roofing, siding, and storm damage restoration for single-family homes, multi-family complexes, and commercial and industrial sites. We service Charlotte and surrounding areas including Rock Hill, Lake Norman, Steele Creek, Matthews, Ballantyne, and Blakeney, along with Greenville and Spartanburg SC areas.