What do I need to know?
If you are a new resident to Florida then the only experience you have with Florida’s frequent storms and bad weather is what you have seen or read in the news. Storms are quite a common occurrence in our state, and roof damage is usually the number one result from hail, excessive rain and wind. Storms of short and long duration are very common. This is why most residents are not surprised when a shower pops up, and then suddenly is over in a matter of minutes. Even though we have been named the “sunshine state” most of Florida actually gets a fair amount of rain and wind and when it comes to regular storms, residents know what to expect. The same cannot be said for our hurricane season which goes from June to November. Hurricanes coming out of the Atlantic basin are frequent and unpredictable and can cause excessive damage depending on their strength. They can appear at any time, day or night and when they make landfall the water surge and excessive wind is a formidable foe. Hurricane season, which peaks in September, may bring storms that can cause heavy damage to any structure. If you are a new resident to Florida, it is important to learn more about how your home can be affected by damaging storms and ensure that your family and possessions are safeguarded.
At Sunrise Roofing Company we have a tremendous amount of experience weatherproofing homes and roofs and roof repairs are our specialty for any size roof or roofing material used including, tile roofs, asphalt shingle roofs and metal roofs.
Heavy Rains and Wind can Cause Roof Damage
It really depends on where you live in our state to determine the impact a hurricane or heavy wind event storm will have. In Jacksonville Beach and the surrounding areas for instance, the land is very close to the coast where many storms end up landing. Homes in these areas are the hardest hit and roofs and the underlaying surfaces they attach to will need to be structurally sound in order to withstand the torrential rains and heavy winds caused by these storms. Soffits, facia, chimneys, sewer and air ventilation ducts all need to be properly sealed to protect against water intrusion. Municipalities in Florida have all adopted stringent building codes to prepare homes and commercial buildings to withstand wind speeds generated by these storms. Coastal homeowners even use plywood boards and other materials to protect windows and doorways before these imminent storms hits. If you are looking for a roofing company in Jacksonville Beach, FL give us a call.
Roof Inspections Before and After a Storm are a Good Idea
Having a professional roofing contractor like Sunrise Roofing inspect your roof before the storm hits is a safeguard and prudent idea. Even if you have a relatively new roof or one using a 30-year shingle, over time, roofs slowly deteriorate with Florida’s excessive heat and humidity and many of these roofs are more susceptible to storm damage. These roofs may require a roof repair to prevent additional damage from occurring during a storm. Some may even require a roof replacement and it is better to find this out before the storm occurs than afterwards when it is too late.
When it comes to your roof, it is important to inspect any damage from a storm as quickly as possible. After a big storm has passed and it is safe to do so, if you suspect there has been any sustained damage to your roof order an inspection. If you are comfortable climbing up and accessing your roof yourself you can. But it is better to have a trained eye to inspect if any damage has occurred, like torn, wind damaged or missing shingles, shingles that have come loose or worse. Some roofs might only require minor repairs to prevent any water intrusion or ongoing issues. Many times, the damage is caused by falling limbs or trees or debris stirred up in the storm. If major repairs are needed, it might be necessary to file an insurance claim and replace the whole roof.
The roof needs to be evaluated in any event to insure it is still structurally sound. If a problem exists and is not remediated, the next rain shower could result in water intrusion into the home.
Why Hire Sunrise Roofing Company?
At Sunrise Roofing, we specialize in roof repair and the replacement of any roofing material: tile, shingle and metal. We also hold a general contractors license and can repair, rebuild or reconstruct any substructural damage that might have occurred. Sunrise Roofing can easily assist with an inspection of your roof after a storm to determine if damage requires repair or replacement. We specialize in both residential and commercial roof replacement and repairs. Give us a call today at 904-323-1929 to see how we can help.