As we all know that June marks the start of hurricane season and as we’ve been hearing on the weather forecasts recently, September is often our busiest month for tropical activity. According to Bay News 9:
The season runs until Nov. 30 and peaks during the late summer and early fall.
Federal forecasters are predicting a slower-than-usual season, but they, along with Bay News 9’s meteorologists, are quick to warn that it takes only one storm to wreak havoc.
As the hurricane season reaches its peak, Suncoast Roofing Solutions, experts on residential and commercial roofing in South Tampa, encourages everyone to make sure their roofs can withstand extreme weather conditions. Check your roof for problems or have a specialist perform a detailed inspection.
Here’s checklist of things you need to look for when inspecting your roof:
Shingles and/or Slate/Clay Tiles
- Displaced or loose tiles or shingles
- Damaged or cracked shingles or tiles
- Missing shingles or tiles
Flashing and Membrane Condition
- Failing or loose flashing
- Deteriorating membrane (seams or laps are open; reinforced mesh is exposed)
- Metal is pitting and rusting
- Blistering on the membrane
- Leaking membrane
- Cracking, crumbling or membrane
Metal Wear and Tear
- Damaged or bent panels
- Loose screws
- Missing panels
- Rusted panels
- Missing or loose accessories
- Clogged gutters or roof drains
- Presence of debris on the roof
- Presence of ponding water
- Noticeable physical damage
- Missing vent or roofing equipment covers
- Condensate drains attached to roof drains or sleepers
A preventive check can save you time and money when a big storm hits Florida. Let our specialists on residential and commercial tile roofing in South Tampa inspect your roof so you can avoid pricey repairs and replacements. Apart from roof inspection, we also offer the following services: tile roof coating, sheet metal fabrication, roof repair and roofing removal, skylight installation, and attic fan & ventilation installation.
We provide commercial and residential services in Hillsborough County, Pasco County, and Pinellas County. Get in touch with us for more information on our services.
To learn about common roof problems, check out part 2 of our blog series here: https://www.suncoastroofingsolutions.com/preparing-bad-weather-part-2-common-roof-problems/
(Article excerpt from June brings start of 2014 hurricane season, baynews9.com)