Waterproofing Your Roof For Hurricane Season

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Hurricane season has begun – which means strong winds and heavy rain for the next few months. Luckily, there are a lot of things we can do to prepare our homes to be ready for the next big storm! Waterproofing your roof for hurricane season is one of the best ways you can help make sure your home and family stay safe.

Besides the best waterproofing roof designs, let’s discuss some of the other ways you can waterproof your roof to stay protected from the stormy weather.

Schedule An Inspection

The best first step to finding out if your roof is truly prepared for hurricane season is to schedule an inspection with your roofer. An ABC licensed roofer can help you determine if there is any current damage to your roof, create a maintenance plan, and offer suggestions as to the next best steps. An inspection is also really helpful in determining what you should prioritize in order to keep your family safe this hurricane season.

A simple roof inspection by a professional can prevent serious damage to your roof, caused by strong rain and winds. A roof inspector can do a thorough search for any loose shingles or nails, and spot any cracks or gaps. Our professionals at ABC Roofing Corp. can then conduct a thorough roof repair based on their findings, and completely waterproof your roof in preparation for hurricane season.

Here are just some of the ways we can help you waterproof your roof:

Hurricane Clips

Hurricane clips minimize the risk of your roof being blown off by strong winds during hurricane season. 

They are metal pieces that attach your roof to the inside of your walls, strengthening the connection between them. Hurricane clips are best installed by your roofer, as they can be rather tricky to get right, and you want to ensure the job is done properly. After all, hurricane season is no joke, and making sure your roof is secure is important to keep your family safe when a big storm hits.

Roof Coatings

Roof coatings add an extra layer of protection for your roof to weather the storms brought by hurricane season. 

Roof coatings are an important step in waterproofing your roof and are a more protective choice for your roof than regular paint because they contain a high percentage of resin. Resin adds an elastic quality to your roof coating that prevents the outer layer from hardening and cracking, allowing water to erode and damage your roof during hurricane season. The added resin in the roof coating makes it more durable, and gives your roof a waterproof layer, allowing it to last for many years.

Our professionals at ABC Roofing Corp. can help you determine which roof coating type is best for you and your home’s needs.

Install A Secondary Waterproof Layer

Adding a secondary waterproof layer to your roof can be done during a roof repair or replacement, and is placed underneath the tiles of your roof.

The extra layer acts as a water-repellant and can prevent any water that has seeped through a crack or gap in your roof, from entering further into your home, causing damage, or putting your family or possessions at risk.

Finding The Right Roofing Professional For You This Hurricane Season

Although a roof repair or replacement may seem like a daunting or expensive task to take on, ensuring your roof is prepared for hurricane season can end up saving you lots in repair and damage costs later on.

Our professionals at ABC Roofing Corp. are here to help you every step of the way, and make sure you are making the choices that are right for the safety of your home and family, as well as your budget. Contact us today at 954-344-4622 to book an inspection and get your roof waterproofed to weather the coming storms!

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