Is Your House Ready to Withstand Unpredictable Weather?

By Stacy Mellete

Is your residential roof or commercial property in Tampa ready to withstand powerful gusts of wind? While damage from strong storms is often inevitable, your task is to take measures to minimize the risks.

You can call local roofing experts in Tampa to protect your property and ensure the safety of your family. Residents are always advised to not wait until severe weather is predicted in the Tampa Bay area to take action; according to Florida State University’s Climate Center:  

Truly destructive tornadoes are most frequently reported in Florida during the spring and summer; the most powerful usually strike in spring. Florida has the dubious distinction of having a higher frequency of tornadoes per 10,000 square miles than any other state, including Oklahoma!

In Florida, measured in frequency of tornadoes for every 10,000 square miles, the coast between Tampa Bay and Fort Myers has a particularly high incidence, as do the western panhandle and parts of the Atlantic Coast.

Beyond the frequency, another thing to worry about is the fact that about 2 percent of tornadoes fall under the most violent classification, with wind speeds of 205 miles per hour or more. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), being prepared at all times is a must because these can occur at any time:

Tornado season usually refers to the time of year the U.S. sees the most tornadoes. The peak “tornado season” for the Southern Plains is during May into early June. On the Gulf coast, it is earlier during the spring. In the northern plains and upper Midwest, tornado season is in June or July. But, remember, tornadoes can happen at any time of year.

With such destruction just waiting to occur, it is always prudent to plan ahead by seeking out the advice of companies like Affordable Roofing Systems, a dependable contractor for residential and commercial roofing in Tampa.

You are guaranteed top-notch service from them because they have garnered an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the Angie’s List Triple Award, and the GAF MasterElite Excellence Awards – sweeping all three categories for Training, Installation and Consumer Protection.

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