Hurricane season 2020 is here and we need to yet again turn your attention to the importance of preparing for a hurricane, or any severe storm for that matter. Even though Florida was not hit by a major hurricane in 2019, history has shown that we must be vigilant. The impact Hurricane Irma had on Florida in 2017 serves as a reminder that we must always prepare for the worst.
Hurricane season officially began on June 1 and will end on November 30, as usual. Unfortunately, predictions so far have shown that we need to be ready for a much more active season than usual. A recent NOAA outlook outlined the possibility of 6 to 10 hurricanes, 13 to 19 named storms, and 3 to 16 major hurricanes. This forecast is above the 30-year average of 13 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes.
Top three ways to Prepare for Hurricane Season
- Avoiding Roof Damage
- Mitigating water
- Inspect Your Roof
Avoiding Roof Damage
As we can see, the possibility of rough weather is quite high. To avoid damage to your home, it is important to hire a professional to inspect your roof and point out any issues. If we want to minimize the damage a hurricane can do, we need to ensure that our roof is in pristine condition.
A structurally compromised roof can lead to a lot of problems during a hurricane or a severe storm. A strong wind can blow away shingles, mounted hardware, and roofing accessories. However, it is the potential water damage that we must worry about even more. Weak areas of a roof can let water inside the building, causing problems with insulation, structure, and the property inside.
Tips For Mitigating Water
Additionally, we need to take care of any siding issues, clogged gutters, and untrimmed trees. All of those can make a house much more vulnerable to storm damage. If we don’t clean and maintain our gutters, they will not be able to remove the water from the roof. As a result, the probability of water entering the building will increase. Also, we must look for dead, broken, or oversized trees and tree branches around the house. They can be easily blown off during a storm and cause damage to the building.
We must not underestimate the 2020 hurricane season. As the data shows, the probability of a major storm or a hurricane hitting cities is high. We at Tadlock Roofing encourage you to properly prepare your home for the coming days. As the old saying goes, we are better off safe than sorry.
How Tadlock Roofing Can Help
We at Tadlock Roofing are honored and humbled that so many families turn to us for repairs in the aftermath of a storm, and we are ready to work overtime in your hour of need. However, our professionals can also take steps to secure your home before the rough weather comes. We can properly prepare your roof for hurricane season, so it can protect you and your family. Whether it is for minor repairs or complete roof replacement, Tadlock Roofing is ready to provide you with an exceptional service.
As a reputable roofing company, it is our mission to help families out not only with our services. We can also be of use to you with the knowledge and tips we can provide. Preparing your home for hurricane season is not a simple task — check our blog for additional helpful information.
If you are in need of a roof inspection, repairs, or replacement, do not hesitate to give us a call. Our roofing experts will make sure you get the fast and professional services you expect and deserve. Tadlock Roofing has five locations in Florida, and our team consists of experienced roofers with exceptional skills and knowledge. We can provide your family with protection before a storm, and support after one. No matter the scope and size of the job, we will take care of it in the best possible way.