10 Oct Protect Your Roof During A Storm
It is not necessary to wait for a storm to begin thinking about your roof’s condition. Kennedy Roofing and Carpentry recommends that homeowners protect your roof with regular maintenance. However, there are additional steps to be taken if you expect a storm. This article will discuss how to prepare for a storm, what to do during a storm, and what to do after it passes. Kennedy Roofing and Carpentry can be reached at any time to help you with the job. For emergency situations, our live representatives are available 24 hours a day. We are always available to assist!
Preparing for the Calm Before Storm
To identify potential damage and weaknesses in your roof, we recommend having it inspected by professionals. These weaknesses can be exposed in a storm. If you want to avoid damage to your home’s interior, it is better to fix them before the storm. To better protect your roof, you can place plywood or another material on your roof. Next, clean out your gutters and downspouts. So that rainwater can flow away from your roof, it is possible to channel it properly. Keep your home clean of all debris, tools and materials. Strong winds can lift lawn chairs, ornaments, fixtures, and other items.
Finally, to further protect your roof, trim and prune any weak branches. These branches can be blown off by strong winds and cause damage to your home. Hurricane straps can be used to secure weak trees. Professionals should inspect leaning trees and remove them if necessary.
What to do during a Storm
Your safety and security should be your primary concern. Avoid windows, doors, or entryways. Keep your emergency numbers and safety plan handy. To avoid lightning strikes, keep a battery-operated flashlight and a radio in reserve. If you have a smartphone, keep up-to-date with events.
After the storm has passed, you can inspect the yard from the safety of your house. If you see fallen utility lines or puddles of water, do not go outside. For assistance, call emergency services. Take photos and videos to document the damage. These documents will prove crucial for communicating with your property insurer. To assess the extent of damage to your roof, you might consider hiring a third party roof inspector. Most often, your property insurer will pay for inspections and repairs.
Are You Looking for a Reliable Roof Replacement or Repair?
We hope that you and your family are safe and sound after a storm. Kennedy Roofing and Carpentry is available to assist you with any repairs or replacements of your roof. You can call us anytime to speak with one of our live representatives.
Kennedy Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.
We service a multitude of areas in West Central Florida including:
- Anna Maria Island,
- Plant City,
- Apollo Beach,
- Brandon, and Seffner,
- Longboat Key,
- North Port,
- Port Charlotte,
- Punta Gorda,
- Sun City Center,
- Tampa Bay,
- Lake Whales, and all points in between!
All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. Our Owens Corning shingle roofs are backed by a 50-Year Platinum Warranty that includes materials and labor. While most of our business is residential, we also handle commercial roofing projects. Check out our 5-star reviews and be sure to contact us today for more information on how to protect your roof during a storm.