13 Aug Preparing a Roof For Hurricane Season
Are you sure your roof is ready for hurricane season? If you’re unsure, then it’s time to schedule an inspection by a KCG Roofing to find out. This information is intended for homeowners who are in the path or affected by hurricanes during Hurricane Season. If they want their homes to stay safe, Florida residents must be prepared. Here we will learn about preparing a roof for hurricane season.
Hurricane Season: When?
Florida is hurricane-central for the Atlantic season, which lasts from June 1 to November 30.
How to Prepare a Roof for Hurricane Season
The first defense against the worst storms is a roof. It should provide maximum protection.
- Asphalt shingles that are rated for wind speeds up to 150 mph should be installed
- Instead of using 4-nailed shingles, use 6-nailed ones.
- Roof adhesive can be used to attach loose shingles. This is done well ahead of any storm.
- It takes adhesives about 2 weeks to fully cure.
- KCG Roofing can strengthen your roof with hurricane straps or other reinforcements to protect it from flying debris.
What if a homeowner doesn’t know the condition of their roof?
It’s time for a roof inspection if you are unsure if your roof is capable of enduring the harsh elements of storms and high winds. Every homeowner should schedule a routine inspection of their most valuable investment, the roof.
Here are some things to look out for when KCG Roofing conducts an inspection.
- Examining roofing shingles and tiles.
- Inspection of the underlying membrane.
- Revision of drainage system and flashings.
- Comprehensive report that identifies all damage and potential problems.
- Ideas and solutions to problems
- Get an estimate of the cost for hurricane preparedness roofing repairs.
KCG Roofing: Why Choose?
Florida law requires that roofing contractors be licensed. First, check for the credentials of a roofing contractor. It is simple to check a license. Visit the website Florida DBPR and enter the name of a roofing company in the site’s search engine. After verifying the licensing requirements for candidates, you can narrow your search with the following criteria.
- KCG Roofing also has a brick-and-mortar location. Website-only companies could be run by people who aren’t available to help you later. More reliable contractors are those who have roots in the local community.
- Ask for references from past clients and check out customer reviews. Reputable companies will have a large portfolio of past work that can be reviewed.
KCG Roofing and Inspections is a Trustworthy Company
- KCG Roofing has an A+ Rating on the Better Business Bureau Website.
- KCG Roofing is a licensed roofing contractor.
- KCG Roofing has workman’s comp and liability insurance.
- KCG Roofing is a family-owned business that has been in existence for three generations.
Safety is more than Roofing Materials
After you have made your final choice for a roofing contractor make sure that you are ready to prepare your roof for hurricane season. If homeowners ignore the danger posed by trees around their roofs, all that hard work and investment could go to nothing. Low-hanging branches and other threats can cause vulnerabilities. A roofing contractor will advise you. Toppled or fallen trees, falling branches, and flying debris can all cause roofing damage. They can cause structural damage to your home and other properties. Ask your roofing contractor to refer a local tree-trimming service if a homeowner is not familiar with them. A roofing contractor with a good reputation in the community will likely have worked with expert tree-trimmers.
Get Ready for the Hurricane
Last word of advice: Don’t wait when thinking about preparing a roof for hurricane season. The hurricane season is well underway. The season is busy for tree-trimming and roofing professionals. Start making preparations now. KCG Roofing can be reached at (941) 777-7663. Plus, you can contact us to schedule your roof inspection. KCG Roofing is able to save homeowners time as we have the highest qualifications for a Florida roofing contractor.