Prepare Your Roof for Hurricane and Tornado Season in Florida
Hurricane season is June 1st to November 30th because more than three quarters of all North Atlantic hurricanes are formed between June and October. August and September are the most frequent months for Florida hurricanes. Although tornado activity is most common in Florida late spring, it peaks in June. Read more.
Hurricane season is June 1st to November 30th because more than three quarters of all North Atlantic hurricanes are formed between June and October. August and September are the most frequent months for Florida hurricanes. Although tornado activity is most common in Florida in the spring, with its peak in June, it can also occur at any time of the year. Tornadoes can cause extensive damage to homes throughout Florida.
The 2017 Severe Weather Report Summary shows that there were 120 tornadoes and 456 wind reports in Florida between January and June 2017. This doesn’t even include official hurricane season statistics.
Is your roof ready for hurricane season?
There is no way to prevent severe weather from hitting Florida in the summer, but there are steps you can take to protect your roof from the wind and rain. If your roof is strong, you won’t need to worry about severe weather warnings.
You can identify any roof issues and determine if your roof has the right preparation for storm season. These are the things you should be looking for:
- Check for wood rot and deterioration in any connection to your roof. Your roof’s integrity will be compromised if there are any areas that have begun to deteriorate.
- Check for loose screws or nails or if they aren’t connecting to the trusses. To withstand hurricanes and tornadoes, roofs should be securely secured.
- Check for leaks. Any water that gets under the roof can cause roof damage, which can lead to roof failure. This could result in roof damage and storm damage.
You should call certified roofers if you notice any problems. They will inspect your home and advise you on the best way to prepare for severe weather. KCG Roofing and Carpentry will inspect your roof KCG Roofing and Carpentry can inspect your roof for possible repairs or replacement. They are available 24/7.
This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor in Florida! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.