When you think of Florida you think of beautiful palm trees and perfect weather, but that isn’t always the case. As we all know from recent history, we can get hurricanes and tropical storms that can cause major damage to your roof. There are ways to prepare though. If you follow these tips and make sure to have your roof inspected, your roof is likely to stay in good shape.
Tips to Protect Against Major Weather
Move your trees – We understand that you can’t move your trees if they are already planted close to your house, but what you can do is cut large branches and trees back to keep branches from falling off onto your roof when major weather hits. Frauns fly off of trees all the time during aggressive wind and can latch underneath shingles and rip them right off your house. Another way to keep your roof safe is to secure your trees if you know a storm is coming. This will help give it some extra support so that even if it does tip over, it may not fall all the way down, taking your roof with it.
Take a look yourself – It is important to look at your roof regularly. There can be things that get stuck up there and are as easy as climbing up and grabbing it or you can see major damage and get it fixed before it gets worse. You don’t always have to climb up on your roof, you can grab a pair of binoculars and look up there from afar to see if you can see anything. If major weather is going to happen, you don’t want anything caught up on your roof to pull and break a shingle.
Call an inspector – We recommend having an inspector come look at your roof every so often so that they can decide if anything is wrong with your roof. When hurricane season is on the rise, give us a call and have an inspector come make sure your roof looks prepared for the major weather that is ahead. They will be able to tell you what is wrong and help give you further advise about the best way to keep your roof safe and lasting a long time.
If you ever have any questions about your roof, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Here at WeatherShield Roofing Group, we are always here for you and your roofing needs. Major weather happens, don’t let it take your roof with it, call today at (407) 298-0100.