Prepare Your Roof for Hurricane and Tornado Season in Texas
Because over three quarters of all north Atlantic hurricanes form between the months of June and October, hurricane season is considered to be June 1st through November 30th. The most common months for hurricanes in Texas are August and September. While the tornado activity typically occurs in the late spring in Texas, peaking in June, tornadoes can happen at any time throughout the year, causing extensive damage to homes in the state.
According to the Severe Weather Report Summary for 2017, there were 120 tornadoes, 456 wind reports, and 620 hail reports between January and June across the state of Texas, and that doesn’t include the official hurricane season statistics.
Is Your Roof Ready for Hurricane Season?
While there is nothing you can do to stop the severe summer weather in Texas, there are some preventative steps you can take to prepare for the damaging rain and wind of those storms. By maintaining the integrity of your roof, you won’t have to be as concerned about it when you hear there is a threat of severe weather in your area.
Identifying any roof problems will help you to know if your roof is prepared for storm season. Here are some things to look for:
- Look for any wood rot or deterioration on anything that connects to your roof. Any areas of deterioration will weaken the integrity of your roof system.
- Look for any screws or nails that have come loose or are not connecting strongly to the trusses. Roofs must be secured down firmly to withstand the winds of tornadoes or hurricanes.
- Look for leaks. Any water that is able to get under the roof can cause damage that weakens the roof system, creating potential for extensive damage during storms.
If you spot any problems, it’s time to call certified roofers to do an inspection and help you determine your best course of action to prepare for harsh weather.
Call Texas Certified Roofing to Inspect Your Roof
If you would like to have your roof inspected for repair or possible replacement before hurricane season arrives, and you live in the greater Houston area, contact Texas Certified Roofing at 713-781-8333 anytime; there is someone to help you with any roofing need 24/7.
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