June 24th, 2017
Orlando home and business owners may not think twice about our strong thunderstorms we have been experiencing lately, but can cause significant damage to the roof.
Is Your Roof Ready for the Rain and Hurricane Season?
Though roofing systems in Orlando are designed for long term performance, they require maintenance. Now is the time to prepare your home and business roof from water leaks and damage.
A roofing system in good condition is more likely to withstand strong thunderstorms and hurricane strength winds, providing the first line of defense for you and your family.
Roofing systems that are regularly maintained typically last 50 to 70 percent longer than those that are not properly cared for, according to a roofing system study. The savings can be substantial when you consider the cost of proper maintenance (which can practically double the lifespan of a roof) vs how much it will cost to replace your roof.
The best defense if a inspection by the professionals at Schick Roofing. We take pride in serving the Dr. Phillips and Windermere areas of Orlando.
Tile roofs in Central Florida provide great protection during storms. It is important to ensure all loose tiles are properly secured. Not only will this allow water to intrude, they can become projectiles in strong winds causing even more damage.
Not all shingles are designed to withstand high winds. Whether it is the factory applied adhesive or integral locking tabs, they can compromise the underlying shingles. It is important to have the roof inspected for any weak sections and ensure the adhesive has engaged, to increase wind resistance.
It is important to check the flashing and exposed fasteners. It is important they are installed properly and tightened before the next severe storm.
Check back with us next week for more information how to protect your roof from hurricane strength winds and rain. Until then, contact Schick Roofing for more information.