4 Ways to Prepare Your Roof for Hurricane Season

4 Ways to Prepare Your Roof for Hurricane SeasonWith hurricanes remaining directly responsible for a variety of roof damage it remains extremely important for you to have a plan for hurricane season especially if you are in need of repairs. Just last year alone storms like hurricane Sandy were responsible for over 150 deaths and $50 billion in damage. Here are some of the top ways that you can prepare your roof for hurricane season:

With a Professional Roof Inspection

In order to prepare your roof for hurricane season it’s a good idea to get professional roofing inspection done by a qualified roofing contractor. It is possible to manually inspect your roof and check for trouble spots, but it’s much less dangerous to have a proper roofing inspector use their tools and know-how to perform a professional assessment. Reggie Reed Roofing has over 40 years of experience inspecting roofs for Pinellas County in preparation for hurricane season. Contact us today for a free estimate!

Consider Roof Tiedowns

Roof tiedowns are otherwise known as hurricane straps and they can be an excellent tool for supporting roofing structures when you are at extra risk for hurricane. If you are getting a roofing inspection done, you may want to consider adding roofing tiedowns to that inspection too. 

Trimming Back Trees

If you have overhanging trees that are close to your roof you may want to consider trimming the back especially before hurricane season. Trimming back these overhanging trees can help to prevent damage as this debris can often stay on your roof after hurricane or it could fall into your roof causing damage too.

Cleaning Gutters

Cleaning out your gutters and drainage system will make sure that they are ready to take on a major storm. Storm build up in your daughter can cause waterflow issues which could eventually cause major water damage throughout your roof. 

Keep some of these top methods in mind if you would like to appropriately prepare for hurricane season with your roof.