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How Can Hurricanes Damage Your Roofs
Hurricanes and bad weather impact your roof very commonly in the fall. Hurricane season is typically from late September through May in the Gulf Coast states. Hurricane season usually has an even longer wind speed and a much larger rainfall event than normal. When you need to check if your roof is ready for hurricane season contact a local roofer. If you live in the Gulf Coast region during the hurricane season, it is important that you learn how to protect your home against hurricanes.
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It can be difficult for residents of areas that aren’t normally plagued by hurricanes to appreciate the full effect of a hurricane when they live through it. For instance, during the height of hurricane Wilma in 2004, there were massive flooding and power outages across the state. This flooding damaged infrastructure and also took extensive damage to homes, businesses, cars, and other property. Many of the worst damaged areas had roofs made with shingles or asphalt, a material that does not fare well when subjected to intense weather. Heavy rains can also cause leaks in the roofs.
When you are considering the possibility of a hurricane, it is important to know the type of roof you have. If your roof is a clay tile roof, it may only experience the shallow surface pressure of a hurricane. It is also important to know the maximum depth at which water will be able to penetrate the roof. In most cases, roofs can withstand winds in excess of 130 miles per hour. These extreme conditions would cause damage to your home, but they are often accompanied by strong rain after the hurricane has passed.
When a storm approaches, whether it is a hurricane or a solar flare, the worst aspect of the storm is often the intense rain and wind. The intense rainfall can cause extensive damage to your home. Many homeowners make the mistake of trying to repair the damage themselves. Unfortunately, many times they are unable to reach certain areas because the water is rising so fast. This is why it is important that if you want to know how hurricanes/bad weather impact your roof that you seek the assistance of a professional.
A hurricane is usually accompanied by high winds. These winds can cause water to come into your home. This can cause significant damage to your roofing and your walls. Many times, the damage can last for weeks, months, or even years. You may not be able to ever recover from this type of damage.
Another aspect to consider is the potential long-term damage that the wind and rains cause to your belongings. Many times, people lose everything when their home is flooded. This can mean furniture, appliances, clothing, and all sorts of other items. In many cases, these items cannot be replaced. The value of these items can also be severely damaged, making it very difficult for homeowners to ever recover from such a devastating event. If you are considering a hurricane or bad weather event in your area, make sure you get in touch with a local restoration company before the damage is too extensive.
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