What To Expect From A Hurricane-Readiness Roof Inspection

Florida’s hurricane season that lasts from June 1 until November 30 each year. If you haven’t had your roof inspected this year, it’s time to schedule an inspection. These hurricane-readiness inspections are important for every homeowner in this area. These inspections should be a routine part of your hurricane preparedness plan.

Hurricane-Readiness Inspection

During an inspection, the roofing experts will examine the shingles or tiles to make sure they are still in good enough shape to withstand the wind driven rain and high winds hurricane season brings. They will also inspect the underlayment. Underlayment products are a waterproofing material that is found under the shingles or tiles, but above the actual roof decking.  They will also inspect flashings and the drainage system.

From this hurricane-readiness inspection, the professional should provide you will a list identifying any damage that is existing and any potential weaknesses of your roof. They will make suggestions and provide options for resolving issues. For example, once upon a time, not too long ago, roofs with overhangs greater than 20 inches were common. These days, experts agree this is dangerous in high velocity wind areas prone to hurricanes. Shortening these over hangs or eliminating them may come up. Replacing shingles on the entire roof so that the shingles used have wind ratings of up to 150 mph is another suggestion that is backed by research. Keep an open mind, because for every dollar spent on hurricane damage mitigation, homeowners can save six dollars on average of actual hurricane-related damage in the event of a strong storm.

Preparing a home for a hurricane can also increase its resale value in the event that you intend to sell your home soon.

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