Last year’s near miss caused a lot of roof damage throughout the Orlando area. If your home wasn’t damaged but you wonder how it would handle a big storm, you should contact a local roofer for a roofing inspection. According to the Sun Sentinel’s report, this will be another busy hurricane season.
Benefits of Inspecting Your Roof Before the Storm
The primary benefit of a roofing inspection is that small issues can be addressed now rather than when they become big problems after a hurricane or other wind event. Your roofing company may find that your flashing isn’t secured or that a section of shingles are loose. When these items are secured before the storm, they don’t blow off and can they do their job of keeping water from entering your home. The National Roofing Contractor’s Association recommends roofing inspections twice a year or after any major weather event.
If you have an older home, your roofing company may inform you that your roof doesn’t have roof straps. If that is the case, consider spending the money for this safety investment. Roof straps secure your roof to your home rather than just relying on the weight of the roof to hold it on. Many homeowner’s insurance companies give discounts with proof of roof strap installation.
Hiring a Competent Roofing Company
Luckily, Florida is one of the states that requires a roofer to be licensed but that doesn’t mean they all are. Before you call a local roofing company to come and inspect your roof, check their license. It’s easy to search by company name on the DBPR site. Once you’ve verified they are indeed licensed, check online reviews. Many sites no longer allow for anonymous reviews which helps provide a real look at the opinions of those who have received their services. Lastly, check with the BBB and Angie’s List to make sure they have a good rating.
A licensed local roofing company will be there for you before and after the storm. Building a relationship with a roofer before a storm helps if your home is damaged. By knowing that they show up when they say they will and that they complete work as promised can take a lot of the stress off you in the event you suffer storm damage. Russ Noyes Roofing is just the type of local roofing company who has the proper licensing, insurance, and good reviews and ratings to help you before and after the storm. Call us today for your roofing inspection at 407-388-7700.