3 Tips for Preparing Your Roof for Hurricane Season

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Hurricanes are one of the most damaging forces to run through Florida. With the destructive nature of hurricanes, it’s important that you take every precaution possible to protect your roof from damage. To make sure your business or home is protected during the next storm, our roofing experts at Allstate Construction Roofing Inc. have put together this guide on our top three tips to improve your roof’s safety during a hurricane.

1. Check for Needed Repairs

With hurricanes, the main concern will be your roof’s ability to hold up during the intense wind and rain. While it can be challenging for any roof to withstand the damage that a hurricane brings, a damaged roof in need of repair will be especially susceptible to hurricane damage. With this in mind, it’s imperative to check your property for needed repairs before hurricane season arrives.

If you identify any areas of concern on your roof, you need to get your repairs done sooner rather than later. Not only will your problems get worse over time, but you also run the risk of not being able to get an appointment with a roof repair contractor before hurricane season starts if you wait. Since everyone will be scrambling to fix issues before storm season, you want to get ahead of the curve.

To know if you need repair services, take a stroll around your property and pay close attention to your roof. Look for cracks, sinking areas, missing shingles, or hard water marks on your roof. If you notice any of those signs, it’s time to schedule repair services for your roof.

2. Verify Your Insurance

The worst feeling after a hurricane is realizing that your insurance policy doesn’t cover damages from the storm. To avoid this, you need to regularly check your insurance policy to ensure it covers hurricane damage.

In addition to checking your policy, you should document a variety of things about your property. Taking pictures of your roof, chimney, skylight, and other features of your business or home’s exterior will be useful in the event that you have to file a claim with your insurance company following a storm. The proper documentation can ensure that you receive adequate support from your insurance and get your roof back to what it was before the storm.

Doing both tasks ahead of storm season will make your life much easier once storms arrive. With how fast and dangerous storms come and go, it’s important to have documentation clarified and prepared in case your commercial or residential property falls victim to a storm.

3. Add or Inspect Hurricane Ties

Hurricane ties are a metal pieces that are designed to keep wooden boards and walls attached to each other during a strong storm. This helps to keep your business or home from falling apart during a hurricane. The extra reinforcement for your building can be the difference between minor and major problems when hurricanes roll through.

Whether you have hurricane ties already or you’ll be installing them for the first time, you should do this before storm season starts. By gathering the hurricane ties and screws, you will be able to place the hurricane tie on both your wall and wooden beam. Then, you’ll use the screws to tighten the hurricane tie to ensure it remains in place.

Choose Allstate Construction Roofing Inc. for Roof Services

No matter if you’re looking to be proactive with your roof or if you’ve already experienced roof damage, the team at Allstate Construction Roofing Inc. is here for you. Being in business for over 30 years has allowed us to perfect our craft and ensure your roof receives the attention it needs. We also offer 24/7 emergency services to prevent further damage to your business or home’s roof while your insurance claim is being processed.

Contact Allstate Construction Roofing Inc. to request a free, no-obligation roof inspection for your business or home in Southwest Florida.

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