5 Roof Maintenance Tips for Hurricane Season
1. Schedule an Evaluation
Evaluations of your roof are essential if you are in an area prone to hurricanes.
Hurricanes can worsen already existing damage, and make many issues much worse, so before hurricane season starts, get a knowledgeable contractor to do a checkup of your roof. The best time to do a check of your roof's integrity and have repairs completed by your contractor, is before your hurricane season even starts. Call us today for a free inspection and estimate 561-931-1648 / CSC South Florida Roofing and Asphalt Experts.
These following areas will be closely examined by your roofing contractor:
Membrane: identify any holes rips and punctures, also evaluate for wear and tear.
Flashings: confirming the correct attachment and ceiling of all flashings.
Mounted Equipment: a thorough check of the secure attachment of the equipment and that it's attachments are secure.
Gutters and downspouts: all downspouts drains and gutters should be flowing to the proper location and strongly attached.
To provide even more protection for your roof, have inspections done twice a year. Before and after hurricane season.
2. Trim Nearby Trees
Buildings can be destroyed and cars thrown, by the strong winds of a hurricane. You shouldn't trust any of those tree branches hanging dangerously over your building, should you?
Take a walk around right before hurricane season on the months of May or June. Identify over sized trees and dangerous dead and broken branches around your building. They can land on your building by easily being blown off by the storm's strong winds.
3. Continue with Regular Maintenance
A great way to be proactive in protecting your roof system is with a maintenance program.
The best way to have your roof ready to withstand all incoming hurricanes is by having your roofing contractor do regular maintenance of your roof.
Roof issues can be caught before they get worse with regular maintenance, from flood waters during and after the hurricane has left.
4. Clear Gutters and Drains
By cleaning and checking that your gutters are clean and clear is extremely important because the water on your roof is cleared by your gutter system.
Clogged gutters will cause backed up water to pool up on your roof.
5. Keep Up to Date with Insurance and Warranties
Be steps ahead of your neighbors and competitors if you have all of your documents ready.
Protecting people is the most important when hurricane season arrives. With a smart preparation plan that has been well thought out and implemented, you will have no reason to worry or think twice about your roof being damaged by a hurricane.
Ideas of documents to keep:
Any applicable warranties
Any before photos
Contact information for contractors, insurance agents and other key contacts
When hurricane season comes, protecting people is the most important. With a thought-out and well-implemented preparation plan, you don’t have to think twice about your roof during a hurricane.
If you still need help give Larry a call at 561-931-1648
CSC Roofing South Florida for your roofing needs. We are looking forward to speaking with you.