How To Prep Your Home For A Natural Disaster

It’s that time of year in the South, where the weather can change at a moment’s notice and the threat of storm damage to your home is greatly multiplied. Did you know that the hurricane season in the United States runs from as early as June 1 to November 30? That is half the year … and most of the Southeast is under a hurricane warning, tropical storm threat, or other weather scares. Knowing the steps to take to keep your home and family safe during a natural disaster is crucial.
What can you do to keep your home protected during this stressful time of the year?

LOOK AT THESE IMPORTANT STEPS YOU CAN TAKE IN ORDER TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR A NATURAL DISASTER:

Be Ready – Cleaning out gutters and drains prior to a dangerous storm could save you a tremendous headache after the storm has passed. Clearing branches away from your roof and simple trimming can also prevent yard debris from causing home issues elsewhere. If your home is likely to receive high winds, as a precaution it is also suggested to cover windows with storm shutters or marine plywood. Gathering any lawn or patio furniture and bringing indoors is also recommended by the Department of Homeland Security.

Know Your Surroundings – Know your area’s history of storm damage and risk of natural disaster. This may be difficult if your new to the area or just purchased your first home. Trusting a local business with roots in the community like Storm Pros can help keep you up to date on information in your area and provide useful knowledge of your new location.

Roof Inspection – Can you be 100% certain your roofing felt could withstand high winds and damage from a natural disaster? Don’t let a small crack or leak turn into a costly repair after heavy rain and winds. Additionally, damage to your home may occur during the storm that an untrained eye might not notice. Contact Storm Pros after a natural disaster to have a free roof inspection on your home!

At Storm Pros Disaster Services, we provide preventive services prior to storms and rebuilding/repair solutions post-hurricane or other natural disasters. Whether you need a simple inspection or a total restoration project after a natural disaster, the highly trained and professionals at Storm Pros can help! Around-the-clock service is available and customer satisfaction is guaranteed.

Contact us and schedule your roof inspection today!

5 Reasons To Have Your Roof Inspected

When was the last time the roof on your home or business was inspected?
Likely the answer might be “I don’t know” or “when the business was purchased,” Often, one of the most important parts of the home or building goes unnoticed, that is, until an emergency arises.
To extend the life of a roof and prevent unnecessary damages and or cost, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends hiring a professional roofing inspector to examine the roof at least twice a year, once after summer and once after winter. The need for inspection is especially important if the roof has experienced: high winds, hot summer temperatures, cold winter temperatures, hail, snow, or other environmental factors.

5 REASONS FOR A PROFESSIONAL ROOF INSPECTION:

  • Routine Maintenance – Just like your vehicle, your roof needs regular maintenance. As roofs age and weather, openings may occur and water can infiltrate the home. Roofs are exposed to the weather 365 days a year and 24 hours a day. When a homeowner can schedule maintenance and repairs before an issue arises the cost and damages are usually considerably lower.
  • Weather Damage – Likely the roof is the last of your worries after a large storm, but it may have suffered damage without your knowledge. While a leak may be the reason you seek a roof inspection, there could be an underlying issue causing the leak. Georgia and Alabama may not see snow often, but high winds and extreme temperatures can cause havoc on a roof. Tree limbs and gutters can also cause issues to the soundness of the roof structure and roofing felt. Having a professional inspection after a storm is always a smart choice, as there may have been damages that the untrained eye may not notice.
  • Roof Warranty – Did you know? A well-maintained roof can have a shelf life of 25 years. If your home is under warranty, your roof may be as well. Many states require a professional roof inspection prior to the sale/purchase of a home. So check out your home warranty and ask a roofing professional whether or not to file a warranty claim.
  • Avoid High-Priced Repairs – Play it safe! A well-maintained roof is a safe roof. No one wants an unexpected repair or severe home damage. By staying up with the maintenance of your roof, you can avoid pricey fixes down the road.
  • Peace of Mind – Hiring a professional roof inspector will not only give you peace of mind, but they are also capable of repairing the problem areas and keeping your home or business safe, dry, and damage-free.

Contact us to learn more about professional roof inspections and to get a free estimate.

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Don’t let Mother Nature catch you off guard – be ready with Storm Pros!