Updated: Oct 15, 2018
Taking measures to protect your commercial property in Tampa is important if you want to make sure that it gets through hurricane season.
Hurricane season starts on June 1st and lasts until November 30th. It’s at its peak from late August through September. During these times of the year, it will be your commercial roof that will be most vulnerable to the high winds and heavy rainfall that hurricanes bring. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to help reduce the risk of commercial roof damage.
Preparing Your Commercial Roof for Hurricane Season
There are several things that you should do to prepare your commercial roof for hurricane season. These include the following:
- Schedule a gutter cleaning – It’s going to rain a lot, especially during peak hurricane season. Make sure that your gutters have been professionally cleaned so that they don’t get clogged up. If they get clogged, rainwater may build up in your gutters, which can cause damage to the gutter systems, leaks in your roof, and potentially water damage to your foundation.
- Schedule a roof inspection – You’ll want to make sure your roof is in good condition. If it needs repairs, you should make them before hurricane season hits. A roof that’s in poor condition will be vulnerable to damage. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure that all leaks are fixed, no matter how small they are. A minor leak can result in major water damage should a hurricane come through.
- Secure outdoor items – If you have any loose items on your property, such as trash cans or lawn equipment, you need to bring it in if a hurricane is nearing your area. Strong hurricane winds can easily pick these items up and blow them into your roof, causing major damage.
- Trim your tree branches – If there are trees near your building, make sure that the branches aren’t too close to your roof. A strong enough hurricane could break off branches and send them tumbling into your roof. You may need to have a professional trim back the branches of nearby trees.
The best way to prepare your commercial roof in Tampa for hurricane season is to make sure it’s in good condition by performing any repairs that might be necessary. To schedule a professional roof inspection in Tampa before hurricane season hits its peak, be sure to contact us at Aderhold Roofing today.