Hurricane season is no longer around the corner. Hurricane season is here. It’s time to start considering how to prepare your Orlando roof for the storms to come.
If we’re lucky, we’ll have a quiet season this year; but it’s better to be prepared, especially when it comes to protecting your home from a hurricane. In 2017, Hurricane Irma caused roughly $50 billion worth of damage in the US. The includes property damage, as well as the influx of roofing, and reroofing needs of Floridians. You prepare by stocking up on water and canned foods; you should also prepare by checking your Orlando roof. Here are a few things you should do to prepare your Orlando roof for this hurricane season.
Before anything else, you should get your roof inspected to make sure it’s ready for this hurricane season. Contacting a qualified roofing contractor to examine your roof is a good place to start when it comes to preparing your home and Orlando roof for this season.
An inspection will help determine the needs, strengths, and weaknesses of your roof before the storm arrives.
Do you have any trees that are near your home? If so, you may want to remove branches (if not the whole tree) before a storm arrives. Trees can cause significant structural damage. Even fallen branches can harm your roof. If you have trees leering over your home, it’s best to get them removed for safety.
Make Sure Your Insurance is in Order
Make sure you are covered for this hurricane season through your insurance. Touch up on your policy to see what it says about damage.