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Stay Ahead of the Hurricanes: Don’t Relax When It Comes to Your Roof

In the summertime, those of us who live in Florida expect thunder and lightning. Winds that will whip around our homes. Spaghetti plots that keep us on our toes. And that’s only the beginning.

But when such chaos doesn’t come as soon as we think, it can be easy to fall into a false sense of security.

That being said, it’s important to remain vigilant, regardless of the current forecast. Here’s what you need to know:

The 2022 Hurricane Season Explained

This year, we’ve expected more in terms of rain volume, and extreme wind speeds.

“Forecasters are calling for an above-average hurricane season this year, which could mean 2022 might be the seventh above-average season in a row,” as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

In other words, La Niña was (and perhaps still is) going to again generate an uptick in tropical activity this year.

However, the season has remained relatively quiet, with those of us in Florida going about our summer season as per usual. But that doesn’t mean you should relax in terms of preparing your roof for the remainder of the season.

Understanding Hurricane Damage

Despite the quiet season thus far, don’t disregard the overall damage an unexpected system could do to your home.

After all, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), even a category 2 hurricane will feature strong winds. “Well-constructed frame homes could sustain major roof and siding damage.”

Specifically, your home might experience…

  • Ripped or torn shingles
  • Water intrusion
  • Debris impact
  • Lightning strikes
  • And more

As such, it is of the utmost importance that you schedule a roof inspection so that you may identify and correct any deficiencies or areas of damage prior to the arrival of a hurricane.

The Importance of Hurricane Preparation

At the end of the day, regardless of how the season begins, you’ll always want to remain vigilant.

You shouldn’t “wait until a hurricane watch is issued, because it may already be too late to take certain precautions,” as recommended by the Insurance Information Institute (III). “Reduce property damage and get through any hurricane emergency with less stress by preparing before the season begins.”

So, are you ready to schedule a roof inspection, replacement, or maintenance appointment? If so, it’s time to reach out to the team at Universal Roof & Contracting!

Our certified and licensed team of experts is ready to help you fortify your forever roof. Not only have we served both Jacksonville and Central Florida residents for over 28 years, but we provide the nation’s best warranty and FREE inspections!

Are you ready to weather the storm with Universal? If so, contact us today by calling 855-ROOF-HELP!