Prepare Your Roof For Hurricane Season
As we approach the peak of hurricane season, preparation is key. Over the last few years, we have seen a few hurricanes hit (some harder than others) and some hurricanes come really close. While we can’t control the amount of hurricanes impacting the South Carolina coast or the severity of each, we can do everything in our power to prepare. Below you will find a few tips on how to prepare your roof for hurricane season this year.
Prevention & Maintenance
Before bringing in a professional, give your home a thorough inspection. Scan the yard for dead trees that could possibly uproot during some heavy winds. Clear your yard of branches and debris. Check your attic for leaks. Ensure your windows are sturdy and in good shape.
Get A Roof Inspection
To check your work, schedule a professional roofing contractor like Carolina Custom Contractors to come to your home to give a full evaluation. We will be able to identify any weak spots that could potentially leave your home vulnerable. If we notice any areas that need repair (or even a full roof replacement), we can also help out with that.
Keep Up With The News
Tropical storms and hurricanes change paths frequently. Last year, Myrtle Beach appeared to be the destination for a category 5 hurricane, but Hurricane Florence changed paths just in time. Sure, our area received a lot of flooding, but it could have been a lot worse. It’s important to be aware of when you may be forced to evacuate so that you can take the next step before leaving your home.
Board Up Your Home
If you are forced to evacuate, protect your home with boards. Secure the boards across your windows and doors to reduce the amount of damage your home could receive. At the end of the day, anything can happen, but taking some extra time to protect your home will be worth it in the end.