We’ve all become so use to hearing about the hurricane predictions for the coming season that in many cases we’ve become immune to hearing them. When was the last time a major storm hit the Tampa Bay area? It’s been a few years since Hurricane Irma came through and over 15 since we had Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne all descend upon our state. Don’t let the recent string of good fortune regarding hurricanes and tropical storms lull you into a false sense of security regarding your roof. It doesn’t take a hurricane or tropical storm to do significant damage.
What Do the Experts Say About 2020?
You’d think we’ve suffered enough with Coronavirus and that the weather gods could give us a break. However, if the experts are right, we’re going to see quite an active season. Pennsylvania State University predicts 20 named storms. They, along with other groups, forecast half of those to be hurricanes with five being Category 3 or greater. Ugh.
Protect Your Home & Family with a Roofing Inspection Now
We’re not saying that just because you get a roofing inspection that your roof will not suffer damage in a hurricane, however, you’re much less likely to have storm related damage when your roof is in good shape before the storm. If you’ve not had a roofing inspection in the past two years, you should call a roofing company and request one. Likely they’re recommend some general maintenance and perhaps even point out areas that require repair. When you go into the rainy season with a sound roof, you’re more likely to come out of it without a roof leak.
Another benefit is should your home suffer storm damage and your insurance company only wants to cover part of your claim, having a recent roofing inspection will benefit you. Your roofer can meet with the adjustor, explain what they found and share any images and invoices of recent work performed. This helps you get the damage covered as the insurance company won’t be able to claim that the damage was there before the storm.
Call Suncoast Roofing Solutions
As licensed and local roofers, we know what roofs in Tampa Bay need to withstand strong winds and heavy rains. We’ll perform a detailed roofing inspection and provide you with a quote for roof maintenance and repair. And, as a company with a long history in the area, you know we stand behind our work today and for years to come. Call us today at (813) 283-2544 to schedule your roofing inspection, maintenance or repair.