While there are plenty of benefits to living in Florida, probably the biggest downside is the hurricane storms that blow through from time to time.
While there’s nothing you can do to 100% protect your home from damage, there are some things you can do to decrease it. Roof care is something important to the overall integrity of your home. You will need to care for your roof both before and after a storm to give your home the best defense against the storm.
Before the Storm
Regular maintenance is a good idea on any roofing system. When you hear a storm is coming, it’s an even better idea to get your roofing contractor on the scene to check things out. The contractor can fix any minor things that could cause major damage in a storm during a roofing inspection. Repairs before the storm can prevent the roof from having issues during the storm, which could also prevent problems inside the home. Preventing a leak during a storm by taking care of any minor repairs is important. Having your roof inspected will give you peace of mind about things being okay on the other side.
After the Storm
Once a storm blows through, you’ll want to do what you can to inspect your roof from the ground. There are some visual things you’ll be able to see, like damaged tiles, missing shingles, or dented areas. It’s a good idea to have a professional come out and check things over more in depth since they can safely climb onto the roof and get a closer look. Once you have their assessment, you’ll know if you need to approach your insurance company with a claim or if you and your roofing contractor can take simply care of small, minor repairs. If there is no damage, you’ll have peace of mind when the next storm rolls through.
Even if you ignore your roof most of the time, getting it checked out before and after big storms can really help you out in the long run. Contact Imperial Roofing Contractor if you would like an assessment, either before or after a big storm. We’re here to help you safeguard your home in any way possible, starting from the top down.