When you live in Florida, hurricanes are simply a part of life. These terrible storms bring with them significant destruction, so it is absolutely vital to make sure that your home is capable of withstanding as much damage as possible.
That means making sure your home is sturdy, and that your windows and doors are protected. But a big part of the necessary protection you need to consider is also your roof. In other words, if you live in Florida, you need to be absolutely sure that your roof is ready for hurricane season.
Clean Your Gutters
The first is a simple but vital step in keeping your roof ready for hurricane season. In reality though, it's valuable advice throughout the year. Because your home is going to endure dangerous winds and torrential rain, you want to be sure that your gutters are clean enough and free of debris in the event any debris flying around lands in them.
Imagine for a moment that your gutters are currently on the cusp of being clogged. Then, add the fact that hurricane force winds bring significantly more debris, along with heavy rains. The combination of both can spell disaster for your home and your roof.
By keeping your gutters and drainage systems clean, you can ensure that the water keeps flowing off your roof. As a result, you help to reduce the amount of damage your house could sustain.
Keep Your Trees Trimmed
Admittedly, this may seem like an odd way to provide hurricane protection for your roof. But once you think about it, this step is crucial.
If you have any trees near your home, they have the potential to damage your roof. For example, the strong winds of tropical storms and hurricanes can easily break branches off large trees, and blow them right into your roof. Your tree has now inadvertently produced projectiles, which are capable of doing severe structural damage to your roof.
On the other hand, if you make sure your trees are trimmed, you will also limit the amount of debris that can come off your tree. Leaves, small branches, and other debris will have a smaller chance of clogging up your gutters and drainage systems.
Get A Roof Inspection and Ask For Advice
Finally, if you really want to make sure that your roof is ready for hurricane season, consider getting it inspected by Keller Roofing. Not only will you receive an honest evaluation about the status of your roof, but you can also receive valuable advice on how you can improve your roof's readiness for strong winds and rain.
In reality, all three of the above tips are not just valuable for your roof during hurricane season but also throughout the year. If you are the type of person who really wants to be sure that your roof is capable of withstanding the dangers of nature that come with hurricane season, an inspection is the best choice you can make. The evaluation you receive allows you to understand whether or not your roof will last, and how you can further protect your home from the impending storms.
For instance, Keller Roofing may advise you that your roof requires tie downs, or hurricane straps. When installed, this help to prevent your roof from being lifted or separated from the rest of your home.
Your roof is a crucial part of your home. If it fails during a hurricane, you are looking at sometimes severe damage to the interior of your home, your belongings, and (most importantly) you and your family.
You can never be too safe. By taking the time to take care of your roof and your yard, and getting a roof inspection, you'll increase your home's chances of weathering the storm. To learn more about how we can help your roof be hurricane season ready, please contact us.