Hurricane Florence — which left more than half a million Americans without power — likely shattered hundreds of thousands of roofs and weakened them. Storms, such as the much-anticipated Tropical Storm Arthur, regularly sweep down from the Atlantic, and although they rarely result in any major damage, they do tear up roofs, so people should be prepared for that.

Storms like those in Florida often are characterized by relentless northwest winds, in which their westward motion reduces their cooling effect on warm ocean waters and boosts their overall energy, creating tropical-storm-force winds and violent waves. These storms are dangerous and deadly for all property, particularly roofs.

Roof Damage Is Costly Damage

This insurance comes at a cost, though. It’s hard not to get the impression that insurance payments restoring a damaged roof are conditional on you only working with listed contractors who may or may not be the best and most reliable in your locality. This is partly because insurance premiums for flood-prone properties are very high, and insurance companies will use every card up their sleeve to maximize their profits. On the other hand, for homeowners, it’s a wake-up call that they need to learn to play the safety card.

Fortunately, there are precautionary measures for preventing the impacts of hurricanes and severe storms on the roofs.

Why Hurricanes Cause Havoc on Central Florida Roofs

Many observers tend to focus on the destruction that some hurricanes wreak on Central Florida roofs, and we do have to focus on that, as well. But we also have to understand the factors behind much of it. A major analysis published this week found that much of this damage came from two phenomena: development in low-lying areas, and ongoing changes in urban planning that have increased the risk of disasters.

The Atlantic hurricane season, a term commonly used to define a specific seasonal interval during which tropical cyclones are anticipated to unfold in the North Atlantic Ocean, is the most devastating period for central Florida. But fortunately, Americans can save themselves a lot of trouble by building with a little more caution. The building materials and practice will not be as flashy as one might hope but will ensure the enhanced roof and structural safety.

Take a walk around your house. If you see small sediments around, it’s a sign that the coating on your shingles is coming off. This coating is meant to protect the shingles from the harmful effects of UV rays.
When you take a closer look at the shingles, you will notice that the shingles will have lost the tough texture. This means that they are no longer effective at protecting your home and should be replaced immediately.

Things You Can Do to Protect Your Roof

If you live in a hurricane-prone area, your home may need to be adapted to cope with an increased risk. And there are many ways to do this. First, you should consider installing hurricane straps. Square feet raised off the ground. Inspect the shingles for looseness and promptly secure them. Choose to build your home higher up or in a different area. Doing so can help make houses much more resilient to damage from hurricanes.

Who to Hire to Mitigate the Impact of Hurricane?

Our roofing professionals can help you with your hurricane preparedness. They can also help you with your property damage insurance.  Having extensive experience and a proven track record of providing residents and businesses with high quality service at affordable rates. Servicing the areas of Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna, & Palm Coast for over a decade our experts take great pride in meeting the needs of their customers 24X7.