How to Protect Your Roof During Hurricane Season

With hurricane season fast approaching in Central Florida, everyone should prepare their homes for the extreme rains and winds likely to come.

Even if the next big storm isn’t projected to pass through Orlando, weather experts have been wrong before. So, it is always important to take precautions to protect your home and property in the early summertime.

Use the following list to stay safe and dry during the next hurricane.

Secure the Building

One of the first things you should do is reinforce the exterior of the house. Use plywood to protect glass windows and doors, and place sandbags at the base of all entrances to keep water out. But most importantly, get your roof checked out by an inspector.

The key to staying safe during a hurricane is having a strong, reliable roof to cover your valuable property and your family. By having your roof inspected and repaired or replaced before the storm, you will feel so much more secure during it.

Update Insurance Coverage

Another crucial step is to make sure that your insurance policy is up to date and protects the full value of your property. Call your insurance agent to confirm that you are covered for any damages related to hurricanes and rainstorms.

And, notify your agent of any big purchases or home renovations to include them in your policy. If you don’t update your insurance and your home sustains massive damage, you may not receive adequate compensation to repair or replace it.

Watch for Projectiles

With extremely violent winds whipping during a hurricane, your roof could easily sustain damage from projectiles. Put away unsecured outdoor furniture and pieces of equipment that are laying around. Then, trim any branches hanging over your home along with any dead or deteriorating limbs.

Hurricanes are strong enough blow over large healthy trees, so you need to have a professional remove rotting or dead trees near your home. This could save your roof and house from severe damage costing you thousands to repair.

Central Florida’s Roof Experts

When you need help hurricane-prepping your home, call the professionals at Roof Commander. Whether you want an inspection, repairs to an old roof, or a completely new roof ahead of hurricane season, we would love to help you. Contact us for more information about our services.