Protecting a commercial roof during hurricane season
Floridians know about the risks hurricanes pose each year. To say the least, the 2020 hurricane season has been a busy one. We’ve had nine tropical storms form before August and 13 before September—both setting records. As this active season hurls forward, hurricanes continue to be threat to Florida businesses and commercial roofs. Savvy business owners need to make sure their investments are protected. That’s why the experts at R.I.G. Construction & Roofing compiled this guide for protecting your business and commercial roof during hurricane season.
Get The Facts On Hurricanes
Before you can protect your property from hurricanes, you must understand the specific hazards that pose a threat to you and your property during a hurricane. The hazards associated with hurricanes typically include:
- High winds (between 74 and 150 mph)
- Heavy rain (an average of 16 inches)
- Flash flooding
- Falling or flying debris
Preparing Your Commercial Roof During Hurricane Season
A smart man once said, “If you’re already prepared you don’t have to worry about getting ready.” Follow these helpful tips to get your r for any hurricane or tropical storm:
- Inspect your roof before hurricane season starts and following any major storms
- Replace or repair any damaged areas
- Keep gutters clean, clear of debris, and properly anchored
- Remove any overhanging branches
- Check for drainage issues
- Ensure skylights are properly sealed and in good condition
If you are unable or would rather not do these things yourself, R.I.G. Construction & Roofing can professionally inspect and maintenance your roof.
What To Do After A Hurricane or Tropical Storm
Once the hurricane or tropical storm has passed you should conduct a thorough investigation of your entire property, including your roof. Check your roof for damage or leaks. Document any issues you find by taking photos and then contact your insurance provider. From there, contact a well-trained professional roofing company like R.I.G. Construction & Roofing.
Hurricane Repairs in Central Florida
Hurricane season lasts from April 1 to November 30 each year. We still have a ways to go in 2020, and already have set records for the number of named storms. For Florida business owners, that means now is the time to be prepared. At R.I.G. Construction & Roofing, we can repair any damage to your commercial property caused by a tropical storm or hurricane—up to and including replacing your entire roof. Contact us today by calling (863) 294-4477 or filling out the form on our website to schedule your roof inspection and maintenance before the next major hurricane arrives.
R.I.G. Construction & Roofing is honored to serve commercial and residential clients in Winter Haven, Tampa, Lakeland, Davenport, Sebring, Plant City, Brandon and surrounding areas of Central Florida.