Hurricane season is upon us, meaning torrential downpours and aggressive winds could cause serious damage to your roof. Your roof is your first line of defense, and its ability to withstand a hurricane is essential in protecting you and your family.

So what exactly can you do to prevent roof damages? Our expert roofers at Hercules Roofing suggest three ways to avoid severe damage from occurring to your home.

1. Check Your Attic

The first thing you’ll want to do is check out your attic. Look for any points of light shining through – these would indicate that there are small holes that could potentially let in wind and water. Additionally, stains or dark spots on your plywood could also mean leaks or mold.

Be sure to also examine the rafters for protruding nail tips, because this could mean that the underlayment is not adequately secured.

2. Inspect Your Roof

Your roof has the highest probability of creating an opening during a storm, so it’s essential to review it from the outside as well.