Local Myrtle Beach Roofer: Hurricane Season Is Approaching

Believe it or not, but summer is already here! The tourists are pouring into Myrtle Beach and the weather is hitting 90 degrees. With that comes summer storms and even hurricanes. Granted, hurricane season is typically later in the summer (August – September), but that doesn’t mean that you can’t prepare for these extreme storms ahead of time. Your local Myrtle Beach roofer is here to provide you with a few tips to ensure that the roof over your head stays in tact this year:

Roof Inspection

Depending on the category of the hurricane, winds can easily exceed over 100 miles per hour. These winds can easily pull off roof shingles, tiles or even the underlying roof deck. A well-built and well-maintained roof can do a better job of defeating such high winds. To know if you roof needs work or not, it’s important to have a professional roofer take a look. That’s where Carolina Custom Contractors comes into play. Once a year, we can stop by to check the surface of your roof. We will look for curled, loose or missing shingles or roof tiles. It’s also important to view the roof from the inside as well. We are able to look for points of light coming in through the roof. This will reveal gaps that allows wind and water to come through.

Reduce Wind Damage

There are a few simple and inexpensive ways to make your roof less susceptible to wind damage. First, replace missing or botched nails in your shingles or at the area that the roof deck connects to the rafters. Second, apply roofing cement to the edges of shingles using a caulking gun. Lastly, apply a bead of construction adhesive along each side of rafters at the point they connect to the roof deck. If you do not feel comfortable accomplishing these tasks, please call a professional roofer like Carolina Custom Contractors

Judging by the past few years, now more than every we live in an area where hurricanes occur frequently. Please do what you can do be prepared for these brutal storms. And remember, we are only a phone call away!