2019 Atlantic hurricane season is June 1, 2019- November 30, 2019.
Lets face it, we live in South Florida, weather is the driving factor for why humanity seeks shelter. When its beautiful outdoors, we are there to enjoy it. But when Mother Nature packs a punch, we all seek the protection under a durable roof of a well constructed abode.
Seaside property, aka coastal living, has long been coveted for its fantastic views and access to beaches. Yet, the glaring disadvantage comes from hurricanes or tropical storms that make landfall.
In the continental U.S., Florida tops the list of states with its 1350 miles of ocean-side coastlines. East, West and Southern borders are all exposed to the Atlantic sea. A great treasure when the sea is relatively calm. While sticking out like a sore thumb during hurricane season.
As a result of past hurricanes Building codes throughout Florida have undergone significant changes, particularly to High Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZs), namely Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. To top it all off, inspections before, during and after roof construction are deemed prudent and necessary.
Protect your home and family by consulting with a licensed, bonded, and insured roofing contractor.
Whether it's an intense thunderstorm or a full-blown hurricane, storms can do a number on your home, especially in the summertime when temperatures are at their hottest. When air and water temperatures rise, storms tend to drop more precipitation and hang around longer.
South Florida has already begun witnessing the rainy season. In order to be fully prepared for your roof to receive all the upcoming rain, one should take precautionary actions and follow these tips:
- Clean your gutters and downspouts
- Check your roof for any missing, cracked, or loose shingles/tiles
- Clean the valley for leaves
- Trim trees
- Do maintenance on your flat roof
- Repair any small leaks
We will keep you posted with weather updates and tips throughout the season.
A Hurricane Warning is issued when hurricane conditions - sustained winds of 74 mph or greater - are expected within 36 hours.
A Hurricane Watch is issued when there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 48 hours.