Protect Your Roof from Hurricanes!

The 41:10 Construction Group specializes in repairing roofs that have been damaged in a storm. If you want to reduce your own risk of needing roofing repair after a major storm such as a hurricane, here are a few precautions you can take.

Remove Possible Hazards

Much of the damage in a hurricane is caused by falling tree limbs, so start by examining any trees in your yard and trimming back the branches as needed. Be especially sure to remove any dead limbs so they don’t break off and crash through your roof. A lot of damage is also caused by objects that are blown into buildings by the heavy winds. If you know a hurricane is coming, make a point of removing anything in your yard that could become a hazard in high winds.

Inspect Your Attic

It’s a good idea to inspect your attic at the beginning of hurricane season every year, looking for any signs of water damage and any weak points that could give way in the event of a hurricane. If you find anything that might indicate a compromised roof, call the 41:10 Construction Group right away.

Clean Out Your Gutters

If your gutters are clogged with leaves or branches, they can back up in a heavy rain and cause water to pool on your roof instead of draining. Any leak in your roof could then result in significant water damage. To prevent this from happening, have your gutters cleaned out at the start of hurricane season every summer.

Have Your Roof Inspected

Have your roof checked for loose shingles or tiles and get them secured before the storm season hits. If the inspection reveals that you need a new roof, have the 41:10 Construction Group install it for you as quickly as possible to make sure your home is protected in the event of a hurricane.

Consider Extra Precautions

There are a few extra steps you can take to reduce hurricane damage to your roof. A secondary water barrier can help protect your home from water damage, and hurricane roof straps can help keep your roof from being blown off in a high wind.Ask the 41:10 Construction Group about these and other precautions you can take.