The hurricane season starts in June. As Floridians, it brings with it heavy rains and wind gusts. Everything. Your roof is an important feature that protects your family, home, and business from the rain and heavy winds. If you’re reading this article, you should immediately get your roof ready for hurricane season in Tampa or elsewhere in Florida.
What do you do if a hurricane is approaching
Everybody has felt the fear and anxiety when the newscaster announces that a named storm is approaching. You can’t stop a storm from coming so be prepared. You should have taken preventative measures to prepare your roof for hurricane season. The best thing you can do before hurricane season is to take these steps:
Get a roof inspection done
No matter how minor, roof damage can be repaired. Clear your gutters and have gutters installed. Trees with large branches or older branches should be trimmed.
What do you do when a hurricane hits
You’ve done all you can to prepare your roof for the storm. This stage is actually the easiest. You just need to wait for it to pass. You must obey evacuation orders, especially if your home is in the path of a hurricane or in a flood zone. Your safety and that of your family is the top priority. Avoid windows if possible, but be prepared to carry a few heavy-duty tarps in case of a tree branch damaging a window or roof. The storm will pass quickly if you are patient.
You should always have these items on hand in case of a hurricane.
- Bottled water
- Non-perishable food
- There are many batteries to choose from
- Radio powered by batteries
- One or two board games
What should you do after a hurricane
It was possible! You survived the hurricane. It’s now time to assess and repair any damage. HD Roofing wishes you never have to experience any problems during hurricane seasons. But if you do, know that we are always available to assist you. When inspecting your roof after a hurricane, you should first go outside and walk as far away as possible. You should inspect the roof for fallen branches, cracked, broken or missing tiles and shingles.
You should make these phone calls after a hurricane:
HD Roofing can perform an inspection
Get your home insurance
Our team is certified as GAF Master Elite Contractors. This means that we can provide you with the best quality roofs and a warranty for up to 50-years. HD Roofing is available to help you get your roof ready for hurricane season. Don’t wait, as hurricane season is getting closer, HD Roofing will be available and all roofers are available FAST!
At HD Roofing & Construction, we are a Metal Roofing Company In Tampa, our roofing team is the heart of the company, and we are proud to have a highly-trained, professional team. We offer a variety of roofing and home improvement services, including roof replacement and repairs, emergency tarps, home restoration, and solar!