It’s that time of year again where we are met with random torrential downpours and aggressive winds causing potential damage to our properties. Central Florida, hurricane season is unfortunately upon us.
So, what do we do to decrease any damages caused? Here at Don Schmidt Roofing, we’ve put together some tips to help prevent any harm to your roof caused by hurricanes and or severe weather conditions in Central Florida.
Inspect, secure and seal your roof.
Since the roof has the biggest probability of creating an opening during a storm, it is important to address any issues that may cause just that.
Make sure to do a thorough inspection of your roof covering to assure that all the shingles are secured and in good shape. If you notice some are missing or cracked, replace accordingly or call a local roofing contractor like Don Schmidt Roofing, to properly bolt and seal them for you.
To further prevent water leakage through the roof, you may also want to consider revamping your roof deck — which usually involves installing waterproof tape over the seams or covering the roof with a membrane that keeps water out.
Trim down trees near your home.
Though most trees are quite sturdy, they can become unpredictable and dangerous during a hurricane. Not only could they potentially harm you if they collapse, but they could also cause a great amount of destruction if they were to fall onto your home.
Damages could range from severe water leaks to creating a dent into your attic, insulation and the walls that are beneath. This could result in bigger problems throughout both the outside and inside of your home. Play it safe by trimming back any branches or large vegetation that hang over your roof or come at a close distance to your property.
Consider adding roof straps or tie-downs.
In some places, roofs are mostly held up over the house by gravity. However, in most states including Florida, builders are now required to install metal straps to the walls so there may be more of a firm brace during strong gusts of wind.
Metal straps or hurricane tie-downs ensure that your home can sustain any hurricane factors and won’t have severely affected them. Discuss these options with your Central Florida roofing expert to see if straps and tie-downs are advisable for your property.
You are in safe hands with us, Whether it be for your business or your home, and you’re not sure what to do… Give us a call Don Schmidt Roofing would love to earn your trust and help you with your central Florida home/commercial roof repair or installation. Call us at 407.892.9884 today or contact us online at www.DonSchmidtRoofing.com. We are a local family owned business serving central Florida since 1988 and an Osceola county resident since 1959. Put your roofing project into the hands of a contractor you can trust.