With hurricane season already underway, we figured we would take some time to explain how to prepare your roof and home for the next hurricane that comes our way. Living in the Florida Panhandle, hurricanes are a pretty common occurrence that can wreak havoc on the roof and other parts of our homes. Have additional questions for our Valparaiso roofing company? Interested in scheduling an inspection or some repairs before the hurricane arrives? We would be happy to help with any of your needs, simply reach out today.
Keep Yourself Safe
Every year people are injured or even killed while attempting to inspect and/or repair parts of their roof. If you cannot safely inspect your roof from the ground, we recommend contacting a roofing professional in the Florida Panhandle area. We have the tools, experience and knowledge to spot even minor damage and can stay safe while doing so.
Check Your Gutters
It seems like any time we are writing about roof maintenance/health, gutters are involved. This is due to the fact they are designed to move water away from the home, if they are clogged during a hurricane, water may more easily damage the roof and other parts of your home. In some situations, the gutters may actually fall from the roof due to the immense weight and pressure during the storm which can cause additional damage.
Another common recommendation when it comes to your roof throughout the year is making sure that trees that are anywhere near your roof are properly maintained to avoid damage occurring to the roof due to a branch during a storm.
Prior to any storm, we highly recommend taking pictures of your property, including further away photos and some that show closeups of windows and other areas. These can be useful in the event you need to file an insurance claim following the storm.
Schedule Yearly Roofing Inspections
In areas like the Florida Panhandle where hurricanes and big storms are prevalent, it is highly recommended to get a professional roof inspection at least once a year. This can allow us to spot minor damage and repair it before it becomes a much bigger deal.
Contact Our Valparaiso Roofing Contractor Today
Think you may need a roofing inspection? Maybe some roof repairs? Contact our roofing contractor in Valparaiso, Florida today. We would be more than happy to assist with any of your roofing needs.