Roof Evaluation: Helping Tampa Bay Residents Prepare for Bad Weather

By Stacy Mellete

While the rest of the country continues to experience harsh winter conditions, residents of Tampa Bay are at the mercy of thunderstorms and heavy rain. As the climate continues to change, we can expect that conditions like this will occur more often and with heavier results. According to a report from Bay News 9:

To avoid problems during inclement weather situations like this, especially in areas like Florida where the rain can come at a moment’s notice, Tampa roof repair experts share a few guidelines on keeping your roof in good condition:

Light rain showers will dissipate overnight into early Thursday morning with cloudy skies and some areas of fog being the main feature for sunrise.“The best chance of thunderstorms continues to be tomorrow,” said Bay News 9 Meteorologist Brian McClure. “Timing is difficult. Right now we expect the best chance of stronger storms to be late morning into early afternoon.”

Let the Experts Inspect Your Roof Periodically

For some homeowners, no leaks mean no problems, but many things can happen that may require the services of a roof repair company in Tampa FlThe National Association of Home builders suggests scheduling a roof evaluation regularly whether you detect problems or not because many issues are underneath the surface and undetectable by the naked eye.

 

 

Assess Your Roof Before and After Inclement Weather

Changing weather patterns can put a lot of stress on your roof, making frequent roof inspections important for Florida residents. Before and after severe weather, check your roof for damage and signs of wear and tear.

Consult experts in roof evaluations like Affordable Roofing Systems when you discover similar problems, as the longer you put off maintenance, the more problems you will have.

Some also recommend inspecting your roof for buckling and curling spots, damaged flashing, algae growth and staining, missing shingles or loose tiles, and rotting.

(Article excerpt from  Rain coming, thunderstorms possible through tomorrow in Bay area, baynews9.com, March 5, 2014)

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