Prepare for Hurricane Season with These Helpful Tips

By Stacy Mellete

We all know how the summers in Florida can take a turn for the worst. Arthur is certainly not the last hurricane to bring heavy rain and devastation to the East Coast.

As a matter of fact, Bertha is already causing problems in the Caribbean; tropical storm warnings have been raised in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. There’s a sigh of relief for those of us in Clearwater because this storm isn’t expected to make landfall according to the National Hurricane Center.

Clearwater roofing contractors like Affordable Roofing Systems understand the problems that Florida weather may present. As such, here are a few tips to make sure you and your family are safe and ready for the big storms:

– Prepare an emergency kit with essentials like:

  • Non-perishable food and water that will be good for 3 days or more
  • First-aid kit (include medication if necessary)
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-operated radio

– Reinforce your home against rain, wind, and flooding by:

  • Covering windows with wood or hurricane shutters
  • Securing your roof onto your home with straps or clips
  • Trimming trees or shrubs
  • Cleaning the rain gutters
  • Putting the outdoor furniture inside the home

As a roofing contractor, Affordable Roofing Systems has one last, very important tip to share with you: make sure you’ve conducted the necessary residential roof maintenance if you haven’t already done so.

Inspecting the roof for damage, and conducting the necessary repairs will ensure that your roof is secure. Furthermore, this can minimize the chances of water seeping into the home, which can be very costly to repair.

If you’re unsure if your roof can withstand another hurricane, aside from repair, Affordable Roofing Systems can also help you replace that roof with a more durable material, like metal, to ensure that your residential roof remains safe for the years to come.

Let us make sure that you’re safe and prepared. Get those emergency kits ready, and make sure your home is secure. Keep your roof secure with roof maintenance or replacement.

For more information on how your roof can help keep your family safe, feel free to contact Affordable Roofing Systems for your questions or concerns about residential roofing in Clearwater FL.

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