Hurricane Prep 2017

It’s almost Hurricane Season, know the dangers of a bad roof!

Hurricane Seasons starts June 1st, and with 4 named storms already this year; now is the easiest time to prepare.  An old or bad roof can be the largest danger to your home’s structural integrity outside of flooding.  High winds and strong rain can catch any loose shingles and tear off major portions of your roof.

The following signs should be taken seriously:

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Curled shingles

 

 

 

Poorly Attached Shingles

 

 

Poorly nailed shingles

 

 

 

Buckled Shingles

 

 

Buckled shingles

 

 

 

Rotten Decking

 

 

Rotten Decking/Roof Sagging

 

 

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Missing Shingles/Existing Damage

 

 

Loss of Granules

 

 

Loss of Granules

 

 

 

Gutter Granules

 

 

Granules in Gutter, On Ground, Loss of Granules

 

 

 

If you have a metal roof, be aware of the following signs: loose screws or screws on the ground, leaks in your home, and rusting..

If you have any of the above symptoms of a bad roof, call us today for a free estimate to replace your roof.*

Beware that most roofs installed after Hurricane Katrina were 3-Tab installations.  A few notes about 3-tab installations are: most manufacturer’s wind rating of 3-tab shingles are 60 mph and typically only last 10-15 years in humid climates.  Add poor installations and out-of-state unlicensed contractors installing roofs, this cuts the lifespan of your roof dramatically and can equal a disaster for your home.

 

Call us today at (228) 281-3981 to get your roof hurricane-ready!

 

*You must be the homeowner/property owner for a free estimate.