Ways to Prepare Your Roof for Hurricane Season

3 Ways to Prepare Your Roof for Hurricane Season

Your house is one of your major investments, so protecting it from hurricanes is most likely among your top priorities. The energy in hurricanes is enough to detach the roof of your house from the mainframe and cause other serious damage. Here are some precautions to protect your house during Houston’s hurricane season.

 

Get a Roof Inspection 

Contact a Regio Pro Build roof repair specialist to help you inspect your roof. A specialist has the knowledge and experience to find faults in the roof and determine whether it can handle a hurricane. We will inspect the interior to determine whether the roof has been weakened by moisture and molds. He will also check for loose shingles, leaks and cracked caulk. You will then receive a detailed report after the inspection. The report may include his recommendations, life expectancy estimate and the cost of repairs.

 

Clean Your Gutter and Drainage Systems 

The drainage system plays a major role in mitigating storm damage. A hurricane comes with rain capable of causing serious damage. You want to make sure your gutters and drainage systems are free to conduct water effectively in the event of a storm. Get rid of all the debris from the drainage systems. Ensure the gutters are clear so that the rainwater can flow through them easily. You may need a roofing contractor to help you clean the gutters effectively.

 

Review Your Insurance Policies 

You need to review your insurance policy and make sure it will cover the full cost of construction in case you lose the house in a hurricane. Make sure the insurance covers up to the cost of roofing. Some insurance companies do not cover residential roofing, so you need to check with your provider first. Apart from roofing insurance, you need to determine if you are covered by floods. Some people cover their houses against hurricanes and ignore the flood that usually follows.