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How to Prepare Your Roof for Summer Storms

Prepare Your Roof for Summer Storms

Summertime in Florida is not only a time for family cookouts and outdoor fun at the beach, but it’s also hurricane season. While most Florida roofs are built to withstand severe thunderstorms, there are still some things you can do to prepare your roof ahead of the summer storm season.

Tips to Prepare Your Roof for Storms This Summer

Here are some helpful tips you can follow to ensure your roof is prepared to withstand severe storms this summer:

  • Trim Your Trees: One important way to prepare for storm season is to trim back any large trees on your property that hang over your roof. Focus particularly on those with long, heavy branches that could fall onto your roof. This preventative measure will help protect your roof from puncture, potential collapse, or other severe damage that could occur due to a branch snapping off and falling onto your house during a heavy gust.
  • Purchase Tarps: Prepare your roof for storm season by purchasing roof tarps in advance. While the hope is that you won’t experience any serious roof damage or leaks that will require a tarp, it can be particularly difficult to find roof tarps after a destructive storm has hit. It’s best to be prepared, just in case you may need them.
  • Get a Professional Roof Inspection: Roofs that already have underlying, undiagnosed issues are usually more susceptible to damage during the summer storm season. An excellent way to prepare your roof for the summer storm season is to have a professional roofer inspect your roof. In general, roof repair prices skyrocket during and immediately following the summer storm season; therefore, it is best to schedule a roof inspection in the spring. so that you have time to get any discovered issues fixed before the summer storm season begins.

Prepare Your Roof with the Help of RBS Roofing

If you experience storm-related roof damage this summer, your local roofing experts at RBS Construction & Roofing will respond quickly to inspect your home and make emergency repairs.

RBS Construction & Roofing is a locally- and family-owned and operated roofing business that has been serving the Orlando area for over 35 years. With decades of experience, our team of expert roofers is equipped and prepared to professionally repair any storm damage on both residential and commercial roofs.

To schedule a roof inspection or learn more about our high-quality and affordable roofing services, call RBS Construction & Roofing today at (689) 304-9605.