How to Prepare Your Roof Before a Hurricane

Preparing your roof before and after a big storm is crucial and with proper maintenance and inspection you can prevent your roof from further damage, saving you more money in the long run. We recommend that you carry out these 5 steps to prepare your roof before a hurricane: 

Fix The Flaws & Leaks

Loose shingles, leaky roofs, and damaged tiles makes your roof more vulnerable and will lead to further damage to your roof during hurricanes. Fixing them can improve the resistance of the roof giving your roof a fighting chance against strong winds. 

Assess Surrounding Trees 

If any trees are hanging over the roof, trim them to avoid any damage they may cause during the hurricane. Strong winds may break the trees and their branches, such branches and trees can fall on the roof, destroying it.

Inspect & Clean The Gutters

Check for any debris in the gutters or valleys of the roof and remove them. Clearing up the gutters will allow water to flow smoothly instead of building up on the roof. Such buildups can lead to roof leakages.

Check The Soffit & Fascia.

Survey the soffit boards and fascia for any rotten wood and have them repaired as soon as possible by a roofing services company. You do not need to climb on the roof to check the fascia and soffit boards. Just walk around the house and inspect the metal trim below the overhand area of the roof. Rotten wood will weaken the roofing structure. 

Expert Inspection

High-quality commercial and residential roofing inspection services will identify any potential weaknesses, giving you the best options to protect your home. Schedule a free roofing assessment to learn about the best options to protect your roof.

We provide high-quality roofing services to residents and businesses in Brevard County, FL. Give us a call today, and we will make sure your roof can withstand any storm or hurricane.