Should Roof Repairs Come Before or After Hurricane Season?

We’re just into hurricane season, and we still have a few more months to go. Hopefully folks across Florida have already started thinking about evacuation routes, what emergency supplies they need and whether or not their homes can take on another hurricane season. Anyone who’s lived in Florida during hurricane season knows that the roof is one of the most vulnerable parts of a home during a storm. During periods of heavy winds, older roofs and those that haven’t been repaired in several years are more likely than not to partially (or fully) blow off or come apart.

Luckily, central Florida roofing tends to be stronger than roofing in other parts of the country and is usually designed to withstand strong winds and heavy rains. But if your roof is on the older side and needs repairs, should you make them now, or wait until after hurricane season has passed? Here’s why we believe you should wait to make big repairs:

  • Repairs can take a while: Thankfully, hurricanes aren’t like other storms, and we generally have plenty of warning before they make landfall. However, that warning isn’t enough time if we’re in the middle of repairing a roof. Repairs can sometimes take weeks, and if a hurricane makes landfall during that time, the tarps covering your roof aren’t going to do much good at protecting your home. Wait until after hurricane season to call us to make major repairs. There’s a lot lower chance of heavy rain seeping through the tarps and wreaking havoc on the inside of your home.
  • Quick repairs might not last: If a roofing company has to speed through a project to get it done before a storm hits, there’s a good chance they won’t do their best work. Cutting corners is the last thing you want when it comes to roof repairs. Every repair job should be done by the book from start to finish to ensure the repaired parts of the roof hold up for years to come. Rest assured that, when you call us after hurricane season to make repairs, we’re not going to cut corners and our repair work will last for the foreseeable future.
  • Repairs might not be enough: If your roof is old, you may need roof replacement and not just repairs. It should go without saying that a total replacement takes a whole lot longer than just repairing your roof. If a hurricane makes landfall while your roof is being replaced, your home is going to be in for a world of hurt. Wait until after hurricane season if your home needs a totally new roof.

Give Winter Springs Roofing & Repairs a call today to have one of our certified professionals inspect the roof on your home or business. We can determine whether or not the necessary repairs can wait, or if you have minor issues that should be fixed as soon as possible. We have years of experience with central Florida roofing and know what type of work needs to be performed before or after the hurricane season. Get in touch today to learn more!

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