The hurricane season is here, and many homeowners neglect to maintain their roofs because they don’t know how important it can be.
This carelessness might result in significant damage and high repair costs, so be sure your roof is intact before the next storm hits. To learn more about protecting your roof during a hurricane in New Orleans, visit our website now!
At Big Easy Roofing, we have specialized equipment and skills to help you protect your roof during a hurricane or other major weather event.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your roof! Contact us today at (504) 800-8196 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you keep your home safe during a hurricane. We look forward to working with you!
If you think the next wave of hurricanes may take your roof or cause substantial damage that will necessitate a complete replacement, the best thing you can do now, before the tropical winds begin-up, is to secure your roof.
Here are some pointers on how to get started:
Not every shingle is the same. Even if they were all made the same and installed on the same roof, each shingle has its own life cycle that can lead it to stay there or blow away like confetti at a children’s birthday party.
Before the big storm, make sure each of your shingles is correctly fastened down and that no weak shingles are left in place. Re-nail or replace any shingles that have come loose or are no longer firmly nailed.
If a shingle is still in good condition and doesn’t require a new nail, but you’re concerned about it coming loose, a line of roofing cement around the edge should help hold it in place. To keep a solid grip on any shingle you mark, apply roofing cement to a large portion of your roof.
In a similar vein, you’ll want to reinforce your rafters and/or trusses to ensure that they stay put when the wind picks up and tree branches start flying onto your roof.
When the house is under maximum stress, a bead of construction glue on the rafters and trusses where they link the roof deck will help everything hold together.
Your gutters and drainage system need to be able to do their jobs without fail, so before hurricane season, take the time to clear out any leaves or debris that might have collected over the winter.
You should also check for any cracked caulk or joints that might allow water to seep through and cause damage. Inspect your gutters for any loose brackets and replace them if needed. You may also want to consider adding a gutter guard system to further protect your roof from debris carried by the wind.
To keep your roof from lifting off in the wind, you may need to add tie-down straps or hurricane clips to anchor it.
These are safe and sturdy parts that will provide additional support. Professionally installed clips can hold up a few square feet of your roof’s surface weight and play a role in keeping you away from danger.
Any one of these measures is a good idea, but you should consider them all in order to ensure that you’ve done everything within your power to prevent damage and stay safe.
If you want to be certain that your roof is as prepared as it can be for hurricane season, the best thing you can do is have it inspected by a professional.
Roof inspection services are not just for those who think their roof might be in bad shape. Even if you’ve kept up with regular maintenance, an inspection can identify any potential weak spots that you may not have been aware of.
At Big Easy Roofing, our team of experts in New Orleans can inspect your roof and recommend any necessary repairs or replacements. We’ll also provide you with a list of Hurricane Roofing Tips to help you be as prepared as possible.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to start thinking about hurricane proofing your roof. Contact us today to schedule an inspection.
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The team from Big Easy Roofing came to our home after hurricane Ida. I decided that it was time for a roof replacement, so we called them up and they not only did an amazing job on the roofing service but also took care of all debris removal. Thank you Big Easy Roofing, you guys are the BEST!