How to prepare your roof for bad weather

This Sept. 26, 2022, satellite image released by NASA shows Hurricane Ian growing stronger as it barreled toward Cuba. Ian was forecast to hit the western tip of Cuba as a major hurricane and then become an even stronger Category 4 with top winds of 140 mph (225 km/h) over warm Gulf of Mexico waters before striking Florida. (NASA Worldview/Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP) (Uncredited)

With Hurricane Ian approaching Florida, many families are wondering how to best protect their families and home.

It’s a process that starts before a hurricane even arrives, so here are some steps to take to make sure your roof is ready for inclement weather, according to Advocate Roofing.

1. Determine if your roof is in need of an inspection

If a roof is 15 years or older, has had leaks and has tree limbs overhanging, calling a licensed inspector is a good idea, particularly before a storm.

2. Get a patch job before a storm arrives

If there are any worries that a roof will leak during a bad storm, it’s important to have it patched up so there isn’t extensive water damage. The patch job will help until the storm passes, and then further long-term repairs can be done after a storm.

3. Take photos of your roof before a storm

This will help an inspector or contractor to assess any new damage a storm might have caused and what additional materials are needed for repairs.

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