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Disaster Recovery Education

After an event like a hurricane it is important to take a step back and evaluate what needs to be done to ensure the safety of your family, property, and belongings.

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After living through a detrimental hurricane, it feels like your life has been uprooted. Your roof might be the last thing on your mind, but it’s important to have it inspected as soon as possible from a reputable and licensed provider. The condition of your roof impacts the rest of your home, and you. Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, and it's important to keep it in good condition. After a hurricane, it's especially important to have a qualified company check your roof for damage. 

 

A hurricane can damage your roof in several ways. High winds can loosen or break shingles, and heavy rains can cause, or worsen, leaks. It's important to repair hurricane  damage right away because it can lead to bigger problems down the road. For example, a small leak can progress into a bigger one when left unrepaired. Missing shingles can allow water to get into your home, causing damage to your walls, ceiling, and even your possessions. Heavy damage to your roof could even cause it to collapse. Call a professional company like Gale Force Roofing & Restoration for a complete roof inspection. We will be able to quickly assess the situation and make the necessary repairs. Don't wait to have your roof inspected by a professional roofer after a hurricane. The sooner you take care of the problem, the less damage it will cause to your home.

Roofing Materials

There are a variety of roofing materials that can help protect against hurricanes. Some of the most popular options include impact-resistant shingles, metal roofs, and concrete tile roofs. Roofing technology is constantly advancing to create the most weather resistant materials. It’s important to research roofing materials to find out which type is best for you and your home. 

 

Impact-resistant shingles are designed to withstand high winds and flying debris. They are often made of reinforced fiberglass or asphalt and can be an effective option for preventing damage from hurricanes. This doesn’t mean that they are hurricane-proof, but they’ll have a better chance of protecting your home than regular asphalt shingles. You should still schedule a roof inspection after a storm with these types of shingles. If using this type of shingle, then nails should be used instead of staples. Each shingle should have six nails as well to withstand high winds.

 

Metal roofs are also a good choice for areas that are prone to hurricanes as they are the most resilient when it comes to high winds. They are extremely durable and can resist high winds up to 160 mph and flying debris. Metal roofs are also fire resistant, which can be an added benefit in the event of a hurricane. 

 

Ceramic tile roofs are another option that can withstand high winds and flying debris. Although a premium roofing material, ceramic tiles can last for decades with proper maintenance. They are also fire resistant and can provide added protection against hurricanes. In order for this type of shingle to work the best, it’s important that the underlayment is installed correctly. 

 

Next time you have your roof inspected, ask your roofing company which roofing material would be best for your needs. Be prepared for hurricane season with the highest wind-resistant materials possible. Don’t wait to get roof damage inspected as it can worsen and lead to water damage, mold, and even a collapsing roof. Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. Contact Gale Force Roofing & Restoration for a complimentary roof inspection today!

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