It’s not news to Floridians that hurricane season is upon us. In the short time that’s passed since the season officially began on June 1, we’ve already experienced our first tropical storm. If you haven’t prepared yet, don’t waste another minute. The torrential rain and extreme wind of a hurricane is enough to inflict serious damage on a roof it you aren’t prepared.

The following tips will have you well on your way to keeping your home safe this hurricane season:

Get Inspected – Having a professional roofing company inspect your roof for issues that need to be corrected immediately can mean the difference between making it through a hurricane unscathed, or serious damage to your home. Missing or loose shingles should be replaced right away to prevent leaks during a storm. Roof Tie-Downs – Also known as ‘hurricane straps’, these tie downs serve to brace the roof against strong winds and rain. If something catastrophic happens, they help ensure that you don’t lose a large portion of your roof. While not necessary for all roofs, consult with a contractor to find out if you should use them. Trim Those Trees – While it’s fairly rare for a tree to be ripped out of the ground during a hurricane, branches that overhang onto your roof do pose a problem. Trim them back so if they break they won’t fall on your home.

Don’t put off preparing your roof for any longer. It’s shaping up to be a busy hurricane season this year, so it’s best to be prepared as early as possible. Give the experts at Batterbee Roofing a call today at 352-504-4441 with any questions.