Storm damage is an inevitability when you live in Florida. Greentek Roofing and Solar is ready to help you get prepared. The roof of your home is probably the most susceptible to damage by rain and high winds, but there are still other parts that could be vulnerable.
There are some very good reasons for investing in storm and hurricane security for your house, not the least of which is saving your life in the worst storms. For the majority of homeowners, nevertheless, securing your home from the damaging winds and rain of a hurricane is a matter of safeguarding your financial investment. Taking actions to protect your home from serious weather conditions and other catastrophes can likewise reduce the premiums that you pay on your house owners’ insurance. Here’s a quick rundown of storm security and other safety products that might reduce the premiums on your homeowners insurance coverage.
Are you selling your home? Updated hurricane protection for your house is a terrific selling point for potential buyers. Besides giving peace of mind to home buyers, a lot of these home improvements may bring you lowered house insurance premiums. Those lower premiums can be a very big attraction for a brand-new home buyer.
Roof repairs and supports – overall storm security
Storm security is at the top of the list in protecting your home from damage. While cyclones are the source of the worst storm damage, the steps you take to safeguard your home from the gusting wind and rain of a hurricane will likewise secure your house from regular weather conditions.
Loose shingles, specifically at the edge of your roof, are a catastrophe waiting to happen. Typically, when the wind catches the edge of a loose shingle and rips it free, more shingles will also come off. Inspect your roof carefully for loose shingles and leakages. Protect the shingles, and have any leaks repaired right away.
In addition, hurricane straps and clips can enhance your roof’s connection to the rest of your home. This will prevent it from literally blowing off in the high winds that accompany a hurricane. There’s even a roof harness that fits straps over your roof and secures them to the structure of your house, keeping your home’s “hat” sturdily anchored.
Water sealing those problem areas
Wherever possible, caulk around openings for cable television wires, phone wires and other utilities into your home. All them are entry points for water which could get in between your walls and cause mold– a significant health hazard for your family. Also examine the soffits– the material that covers the underside of the roof overhang. High winds can drive rain almost horizontally, and force is up under the overhang and into your house. Make certain that the soffit is safely connected to the roof overhang and that it is sealed against your house. This will prevent water from getting in.
Protect windows and doors – basically any entryway
Of course, the biggest entry points for rain and wind into your home are the same ones that you utilize to obtain in and out– the doors and windows. Strong winds can put in numerous pounds of pressure both inward and outside on your doors and windows. Buy storm shutters to cover all of the openings into your home. This includes garage doors, patio area windows, doors and windows. There’s a range of storm shutter types and styles on the marketplace. These shutters will secure the openings of your house from effect and wind pressure. Most insurers will mark down premiums if you have them installed. Other very reliable choices include changing windows with effect resistant glass. You should also use resistant polyurethane film on the interior of existing windows.
Storm damage protection is just a phone call away
Be prepared for Storm Damage by making sure your home is protected entirely. Call the roofing experts today at (877) 389-0632 and visit our new office in Tampa, FL. You can also get in touch with us by using this convenient contact form.