Tips to Prevent Storm Damage to Your Home

We are already a couple of months into the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Storms are a normal part of living in Florida. Do you know how to prevent storm damage to your home and property?

Here are some tips on how to prevent storm damage to your home:

Pick up Debris in Yard

Keep your yard tidy. Put away outdoor items after using them, such as gardening tools and sporting equipment. This will reduce the amount of flying debris in the event of a sudden storm.

Keep Windows and Doors Secure

Ensure that all windows and doors are locked to prevent debris and sudden wind bursts from coming in.

Trim Your Trees Regularly

Inspect your property and make sure that you trim the trees closest to your property to protect your home, car, and power lines from downed branches. Contact a tree company to trim and cut down dead trees.

Install Storm Shutters

Living in Tampa Bay, you are in an area prone to high winds and hurricanes. Storm shutters offer excellent protection for your home’s windows and are available at a variety of price points.

Install Storm Doors

Storm doors will also help protect your exterior door from rain, ice, snow, and windblown debris, reducing repair and maintenance costs.

Reinforce Your Roof

Consider reinforcing your roof to prevent structural damage or tear-offs. Have regular inspections of your roof. Consult a roofing contractor to go over these reinforcement options:

Roofing Cement
A strong adhesive applied under shingle tabs and along exposed edges to prevent stripping.

Hurricane Straps
These are straps that connect your roof to your home’s walls using clips, providing increased stability during high winds.

Structural Reinforcement
The trusses of your roof can be directly reinforced using overlapping two-by-fours to increase their overall strength.

Plans

It is never too late to prepare for a possible storm, especially before anything happens.

Go to Ready.gov to plan ahead for a hurricane with the steps and supplies they recommend.

Call your Insurance Agent. Go over your current insurance policy carefully to make sure you that you are covered and what coverage you have in case you need to make a claim.

Contact a roofing specialist. Check out your roof condition now to make sure you don’t have any possible problems like loose or missing shingles, etc. 

Roof inspections

If you are having regular roof inspections done by an experienced Roof Company, you will know that your roof is in good shape and will pass a home inspection.

Contact a roofing specialist. Check out your roof condition now to make sure you don’t have any possible problems like loose or missing shingles, etc.

No. 1 Home Roofing is proud to deliver quality service to its clientele in local communities, and therefore has years of experience in re-roofing and patching flat roofing systems.

No. 1 Home Roofing is a family-owned and operated roofing company conveniently located on US Highway 19 in Palm Harbor, Florida. We are dedicated to providing top quality workmanship and materials to ensure that your new roof is done right. We specialize in shingle, tile, and flat roof installation, repairs, and maintenance. Contact us for an appointment and/or estimate at 727-781-7663.

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