Severe weather in Georgia can seem like an annual tradition. There are many things to worry about, whether it's hurricanes, storms, flooding or tornadoes. But here's a positive side to it all! You can prepare yourself for severe weather by learning and staying informed. Here are some tips on how to protect your roof from bad weather so that it lasts a long time.
Stay in shape when the weather is good
The ability of your roof to withstand extreme weather begins long before an official hurricane warning. Regularly inspect your roof, and make repairs while the sun is shining. It will also give you more time to do your research, get the tools you need, and even order supplies if necessary. It is best to have a roof which does not leak or cause problems in normal conditions. If you don't pass this test, you will have bigger problems when the severe weather strikes. Let's look at some specifics regarding your roof and severe weather issues.
What to do when a big storm is on the way
It is important to keep an open-minded mind when listening to what the news reporters have said. Georgia residents who have lived in the state for a while tend to minimize what they hear from the media. We do not want to cause unnecessary panic, but you should also be informed. Do what you can to get your house ready before something serious happens. This will prevent you from working in conditions that are unsafe or stressful.
Secure Doors and Windows
Although it may seem counterintuitive, the best way to protect your roof starts with securing all of your windows and doors. In Florida, there are many storms that can cause debris to fly around. This puts your windows at risk of breaking. Your entire roof will expand if your windows break. The structural integrity will be compromised and you may have problems ranging from moisture accumulation to larger issues. It's always best to secure your windows if you are aware of a storm.
Be aware of branches
The trees are the second biggest threat to roofs. You should first be aware of the trees on your property. (and adjacent properties) You can't do much to prepare for a storm, but you can be prepared if you give yourself enough time. Branches should not be placed within six feet from your roof. It is possible that trees will be affected by storms and other unpredictable events.
Hurricanes can affect your roof
Hurricanes are the most likely threat to the roof of your Georgia home. You may occasionally see lightning or wind damage - but hurricanes are the most common threat. What are the effects of hurricanes and what should a homeowner in an area that is susceptible to hurricanes keep in mind?
How heavy rain in a hurricane will affect your roof
Waterproofing your building is one of the first jobs of your roof. In a hurricane, the rain intensifies, goes sideways and just keeps coming. You will have serious problems if your roof leaks in normal weather. Hurricanes, however, are the worst case scenario for homeowners. Roofs that were once perfect can be damaged by hurricanes, causing leaks. Prepare yourself in advance. Once the storm hits, you will want to take action quickly to fix any damage that may occur. Track any stains and drips throughout your building to ensure that you're focusing on the correct areas of your roof. Follow the leak as far as you can to ensure that you find it and that there are no other related leaks.
How the wind in a hurricane will affect your roof
In a hurricane, wind damage can be a major problem for your roof. It's important to be prepared for the winds that can cause problems in Georgia Hurricane for winds can easily reach over 100 mph, ripping up the shingles and damaging the components such as vents and chimneys. Even normal winds can damage your roof, so hurricanes can do even more harm. If you are aware of a storm, you can schedule an inspection after the storm. Even if there is no obvious damage from the wind, having a roofer come and inspect your home after a storm can be very helpful.
Personal safety is important
Your home is important, and it is. But nothing is more crucial than your own safety. Be careful when making changes to your home as the storm approaches. This will help you avoid getting trapped. There can also be dangers after the storm. You should be aware of any electrical problems in your home, as well as any debris that may have been thrown around or any other dangers.
Prepare in Advance
You should prepare your property even before you hear that a storm is approaching. You should inspect your roof and property regularly. No roofing contractor will be able to come to every house when a storm is predicted. Keep your insurance policy in mind to know what's covered and the precautions that need to be taken financially. You can survive the Georgia severe weather with a home that has been properly prepared.If you need professional assistance in protecting your roof, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us today. Our team can provide you with a free estimate and answer any questions you may have. With ExP Contractors LLC, you can trust that your roof is in good hands. Contact us today at (470) 796-2352 to schedule your consultation.