The Importance of Proper Roofing in Hurricane-Prone Locations

It’s that time of year again when we all need to start preparing for the inevitability of hurricanes making landfall. Hopefully there won’t be too many storms this year, and hopefully any storms we do get won’t be that bad. But you can never be too prepared—everyone needs to have their emergency supplies stored and ready, and have their evacuation route mapped out. Keeping yourself and your family safe is your number one priority.

If you’re a homeowner, your second priority should be making sure your home is as ready as you are for hurricane season. Along with prepping your windows and doors, you need to speak with a professional regarding hurricane proofing your roof to ensure it can handle anything a storm throws at it. Continue reading to learn more about Seminole County roofing during hurricane season:

  • Withstanding winds: Anyone who’s ever lived through a hurricane or seen footage of one on TV knows how strong winds can be. There are always images on the news of the weatherman getting blown over by the wind, or signs being toppled by strong gusts. Those same winds can destroy your roof if it’s not ready to combat them. Older roofs and roofs that weren’t specifically designed and installed with hurricane season in mind could blow right off the top of your home. Give one of our professionals a call and learn about our roofs that are able to stand up to strong winds and come out the other side of the storm looking as good as new!
  • Repelling rain: Apart from strong winds, the second most damaging aspect of hurricanes comes from rain. Everyone needs to worry about flooding on the ground, and also about protecting the inside of their home from getting drenched. Boarding your windows and reinforcing your doors helps, but you really need to make sure your roof doesn’t have any weak spots that can allow rain to leak in. Contact one of our professionals to inspect your roof before hurricane season really ramps up. We’ll check every inch of your roof and point out any weak spots that we believe could pose problems when heavy rain starts to fall.
  • Protecting from debris: A hurricane’s winds can toss heavy objects through the air with seemingly little effort. That’s bad news for your home and your roof if it isn’t sturdy! Make sure you have a roof that can withstand being pelted with objects. Although we can’t do much if a tree falls on your home, one of our expertly installed tile roofs is sure to protect against damage from smaller projectiles. Speak to one of our professionals about installing a new roof today.

Make sure you and your home are ready to combat the elements by speaking with a professional about roofing in hurricane-prone locations. Everyone on the team at Winter Springs Roofing & Repairs has years of experience in Seminole County roofing, so you can trust that we know what we’re talking about when it comes to preparing for the worst. Give us a call to learn more about what we can do for your home this year.

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