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Is Your Roof Ready for Hurricane Season?

It is essential to schedule an early roof check-up to ensure your family, home and valuables stay safe during the 2019 hurricane season. It is especially critical for coastal homeowners to prepare ahead of time for hurricane season they are most prone to severe wind and flood damage. Consider booking your next check-up during National Hurricane Preparedness Week this May 5-11, 2019 to get a leg up on hurricane season.

Hurricane season 2019 runs from June 1 through November 30th, with more frequent hurricanes in the late summer months. While many residents accept that this is just part of living in a coastal region, hurricane-force winds can be strong enough to detach the roof from the mainframe and cause other long-lasting damage. Luckily, there are many ways you can protect your home:

Professional Roof Inspection

Contact Hercules Roofing and learn about our comprehensive inspection program. One of our qualified roofing inspectors will inspect your roof’s interior conditions as well as any moisture damage that can lead to major issues if left unaddressed. Our professional team will also check for loose tiles or shingles, along with leaks or cracked caulk. From there, you will be given a detailed report after the inspection is finished. The report may include recommendations, the life expectancy of your roof and cost of repairs.

Clean Your Gutter and Drainage Systems

You may also consider hiring a handyman or roofing professional to help you clean your gutters and drainage system. Maintaining these areas of your home can play a major role in reducing storm damage. The goal should be to remove all debris from the drainage systems and ensure that the gutters are clear for rainwater to flow easily.

Install Hurricane Straps

Florida law requires homeowners to install hurricane metal straps or roof tie-downs securely in many cases. These sturdy metal straps keep your roof in place in the face of high winds. They also protect your roof from causing damage to nearby structures and objects. The straps used for residential roofing usually have less than a half-inch gap from the truss. For this reason, it is crucial to have roofing inspector check their condition and make sure they are properly installed.

Check for the Solidity of Gable Ends

The gable ends of your roof structure receive more exposure to high winds, which make them vulnerable to the damage that high winds can cause. Be sure to have your roof inspector check their strength and whether or not they are properly protected.

Trim Your Overgrown Trees

It is very important to manage your trees and shrubbery well-before hurricane season. Tall trees with hanging limbs can pose a serious threat to your home and even the safety of others during hurricane-force winds. They can also cause electrical issues and additional damage to your home. We recommend you book a handyman or landscaper to handle this task periodically to ensure you are fully prepared for hurricane season.

Review Your Insurance Policies

For many homeowners, it is important to review your homeowners' insurance policy and see what level of coverage they offer for roof damage. Some insurance companies do not cover damages to residential roofing at all. You may also want to check if your insurance covers flood related-damages. Floods often follow hurricanes and they can cause significant damage to your home.

Hire Roof Professionals

Prevention is key when it comes to protecting any commercial building or residential home from hurricane damage. At Hercules Roofing, we offer maintenance plans that ensure your roof is well-cared for and thoroughly inspected. Our licensed contractors are dedicated to providing you with top-of-line service. Your satisfaction is our number one priority and we aim to exceed any and all expectations. Call us at 561-220-9998 or contact us online today for a free estimate.

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