Hurricane Season PreparednessJune 22, 2023
Hurricanes are one of the most devastating natural disasters; from high winds and storm surges to rip currents and flooding. On average, 12 tropical storms form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico, and on average 6 of them become hurricanes. Hurricane Season is from June 1 through November 30. With hurricane season upon us, it’s important to know some preventive measures you can take. There is nothing that can stop a hurricane or its devastation, but there are things you can do to prevent destruction to your home.
Inspect your roof before inclement weather.
If your roof is in need of repair or replacement, be sure to have it done before the weather hits. Your roof protects everything on the inside of your home from the elements. If a replacement roof is needed, metal is the best roofing material against hurricanes.
Prepare your yard.
Trim any trees and secure debris to prevent any damage to your home or roof. You may consider having large trees removed before a devastating hurricane. Secure all lawn furniture or any fixtures that may fly away during a hurricane. Some outdoor furniture or toys, such as a trampoline could affect the integrity of your roof.
Metal is the best roofing material against hurricanes. Metal roof systems can withstand winds of up to 140 miles per hour while asphalt shingle roofs only withstand winds of up to 110 miles per hour.
On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida as a category 4 packing sustained winds of 155 mph. Hurricane Ian tied for the 5th strongest hurricane to hit the United States; southwest Florida was devastated.
If you are interested in replacing your current roof with a metal roof or want to know more information please contact your Sentrigard Account Manager.