The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season kicks off on June 1st. From the start of summer until November 30th, the official end of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, South Floridians will be on the lookout for anything from tropical storms to severe hurricanes. Florida homeowners must enact a solid plan to begin safeguarding their property before spring slips away and June 1st rolls around. Now is a great time to take care of any urgent household repairs, including roof repairs, potentially compromising the safety of your property. Is your South Florida property, or even your roofing system, protected?
Evaluate your current roofing system
To get ahead of hurricane season preparations, you first need to evaluate your current roofing system. Ask yourself these questions: How old is my residential roof? When was the last time I coordinated a proper roof inspection? Does my roof need simple repairs, or does it need a completely new roofing system? Be sure to rely on a professional roofer to diagnose your roof properly and promptly, so improvements can be made with time to spare.
After years of wear and tear, your roof may need a few simple repairs. These repairs can include replacing missing or damaged shingles, patching a roof leak, or restoring faulty gutters and downspouts. If not addressed, these damages can worsen during the next storm and compromise the integrity of your roofing system.
If you are planning to install a new roofing system, you may want to ask your roofers about the possibility of including wind mitigation services in your design. With a wind mitigating roof design, your roofers will install special features that will strengthen your roof during a windstorm. In the event that your area is hit by a major storm, your roof will be less likely to experience damage.
Execute your plan for repairs or replacement
Work with a licensed roofing company to complete any extreme repairs or roof replacements. They will be able to map out a feasible schedule to complete your home improvement project.
Prepare for the aftermath
Take pictures of your roof before and after any incident occurs. If you properly maintain your roof and keep proper documentation, it is likely insurances will cover you for accidental and weather-related damages. Keeping all this information will make filing a claim easy and streamlined.
To learn more about how to safeguard your roof from a storm before the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, contact All American Roofing at 954-772-ROOF(7663). All American Roofing is a licensed and insured roofing company with over 50+ years of combined experience in the industry.
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