Hurricane season is upon us and you’re wondering if you should make your residential roof repair now or once hurricane season is over. It is best to make sure that you have sufficient time in order to complete your roof repairs and if that is only possible after hurricane season, then waiting will be your best bet, and here is why:
Roof Repairs Take Time
Even with sufficient warning of a hurricane on its way, it is still not enough time to undergo a thorough roof repair. If a hurricane was to start during your roof repair, those tarpaulin sheets are not going to do much in protecting your roof and large amounts of water will be pouring in, wreaking havoc in your home.
Rushed Jobs Do Not Last
A rushed job is not what you want when it comes to roof repair. If a roofing company is having to speed through a job, chances are it will not be their best work. Cutting corners will only make you have to do additional repairs in the future. Rest assured, if you wait until after the storm to call we will do a first class repair job that will last well into the future.
With this being said, if you are worried about the condition of your roof going into hurricane season, there are a few precautionary measures you can take to help ensure that your roof will still be standing in the end, such as roof inspection, hurricane straps, adding reinforcements and trimming the trees before the storm.
Pull out the ladder and climb up to evaluate the condition of your roof. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this inspection, one of our roof repair specialists at Aabco Roofing will be able to assist you and make a qualified analysis of the condition of your roof, thereby putting you on the right track with regards to your next step.
If your home needs them it may be a good idea to consider hurricane straps or roof tie-downs. This is something you can discuss with your Aabco Roofing contractor after inspection. These straps help to keep your trusses firmly attached to your wall studs, helping to keep your roof secure when the upward pressure from a hurricane starts to develop.
Check to see whether your house has truss bracing. These are 2×4 pieces of wood which overlap on your trusses and protect your shingles from falling off. If you do not have these, it would be a good idea to opt for this small repair/preventative measure if you are worried about the condition of your roof for hurricane season.
Trim the Trees
Have a walk around your property and take note if there are any trees or branches that are hanging too close to your roof. If they get swept up in the hurricane, it can mean serious damage to your roof and property. It would be worth it to hire a tree felling company to take care of this if there is a lot of over growth. Another reason to get rid of excess greenery is to eliminate the potential for mold growth. Mold can cause your shingles to deteriorate.
These are just a few ways that you can help ensure your roof will stay intact during hurricane season, until it is safe for you to begin major repairs, if need be. When you are ready, our fully qualified roofing contractors will be there to happily assist you to create a safe home that is hurricane proof in the next season.