6 Ways to hurricane proof your house !

Blueprint Inc
Mar 26, 2024By Blueprint Inc

Living in a hurricane-prone area such as South Florida comes with its own set of challenges, especially when it comes to protecting your home. One of the most vulnerable parts of your house during a hurricane is the roof. Ensuring that your roof is well-prepared can make a significant difference in minimizing damage to your property, and your pockets. Here are some things to consider;

Inspect Your Roof Regularly

Regular roof inspections are crucial to identify any weak spots or damage that could worsen during a hurricane. Look for missing or damaged shingles, signs of water damage, or areas where the roof may be sagging. Addressing these issues promptly can prevent more extensive damage in the future. This is a service Blueprint does often for our neighbors, remember for us no project is too big or too small.

Reinforce Your Roof

Consider reinforcing your roof with hurricane straps or clips to help secure it to the walls of your home. This extra layer of protection can help prevent your roof from being lifted off during high winds. Additionally, reinforcing your roof can also lower your insurance premiums in some cases.

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Choose the Right Roofing Materials

Opt for roofing materials that are durable and can withstand high winds and impact that visit South Florida yearly. Metal roofs, concrete / clay tiles, and TPO are popular choices. Blueprint Roofing and Construction is very experienced in installing these materials effectively. 

Trim Overhanging Trees

Overhanging trees can pose a significant risk to your roof during a hurricane. Trim back branches that could potentially fall onto your roof and cause damage. Compared to having to fix post-incident, this is a cost effective way to simply feel secure about your home during the tough weather.

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Invest in impact windows & doors

Windows and doors are another vulnerable point in your home during a hurricane. Consider upgrading to impact windows that can withstand flying debris and high winds. These windows can help protect your roof by reducing the chances of damage from broken glass.

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Check Your Insurance Coverage

Review your homeowner's insurance policy to ensure that you have adequate coverage for hurricane damage. Understand what is and isn't covered by your policy, and consider adding additional coverage if necessary. Being prepared financially can help ease the burden of repairs after a hurricane.

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By taking proactive steps to hurricane-proof your roof and home, you can increase your chances of weathering the storm with minimal damage. Remember, preparation is key when it comes to protecting your most valuable asset – your home.