Are you ready for hurricane season? It’s projected to begin at the end of June this year and last all the way until November.
If you’re not ready yet, it’s important to start preparing now to minimize any damage to your home in the thick of hurricane season. Fortunately, there’s a way to significantly improve your home’s strength in a hurricane, and it’s called metal roofing.
Here are two big advantages of having metal roofing on your home during hurricane season.
Damage to your roof cover is one of the most dangerous and devastating effects of a hurricane. The problem is, if the roof gets partially damaged or completely destroyed, the rest of your home is vulnerable to wind, water, and other elements. Without a roof, you could lose your entire home or sustain permanent damage to your furnishings and belongings as soaking wet plaster and insulation collapses onto the lower levels.
Metal roofing is the solution. It has a tremendous amount of wind resistance compared to traditional roofing materials, possessing the capacity to withstand winds of up to 150 miles per hour. They are also leak-proof and built to be strong against the elements.
A traditional, non-metal roof has an average lifespan of about 17 years. During hurricane season, you do not want to be worrying about whether your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan.
Unless you bought your home brand-new and you’ve lived in it for well under 17 years, you run the risk of having a roof that’s deteriorated and even more vulnerable to harsh weather. Every 10 to 20 years or so, you also need to reproof a roof made of a material like asphalt.
A metal roof is known for its amazing longevity, especially compared to other roofing materials. You can expect more than 50 years out of a metal roof, which basically means you’ll never have to replace it. There’s a peace of mind in knowing that your roof’s expiration date is not going to come in the middle of any foreseeable hurricane season.
Having a roof with durability and longevity is so important during hurricane season. I can’t stress it enough. The fact that a metal roof can withstand intense weather and last for decades makes it a perfect choice for South Florida, not to mention the other benefits you get with one.
If you don’t quite know how to proceed to get ready for hurricane season, give us a call! We want to make sure you’re set this season.
Talk to you soon!