One of the realities of owning property in Florida is that you’re going to have to deal with hurricane season every year. Roof damage is quite common during hurricane season, especially at homes where the homeowner did not take sufficient preventative measures to protect the roof.
Here are a few examples of some of the most common roof repairs that must be made to Panama City, FL homes after hurricanes pass through the area:
- Leaks: Roof leak repair in Panama City, FL is one of the most common jobs we take on after hurricanes. A leaking roof can cause a significant amount of damage, not just to the structure of the home, but to items stored inside of it. Most of the time, if you’ve stayed on top of routine maintenance with your roof, you won’t need to worry too much about leaks forming, but as soon as you see leaks appearing in your house, it is important to take immediate action.
- Shingle issues: It is common after hurricanes for shingles to be damaged, loosened or go missing entirely. The strong winds that come with hurricanes can wreak havoc on shingles and pull them up and off a roof. Shingles and tiles that are particularly old are especially prone to being damaged by hurricane winds. This is why it’s important for you to secure shingles before hurricane season. If you have shingle problems after a hurricane, you should call out a professional to remedy the problem as soon as possible to avoid further damage.
- Damage from debris and trees: Hurricane winds can take branches off trees, or knock over large trees entirely. They can also remove electrical wires, knock over utility poles, pick up debris from other areas and whip it through the air and cause all sorts of other kinds of damage. Any of this debris could cause some damage to your roof and home, and if it’s still lying on top of your roof it can be difficult to determine the extent of the damage until you’re able to remove it. It’s important to get a professional out to your home to assess any roof damage. If there are any down wires in your area, make sure you call the utility company that serves your area immediately, and never, ever touch the wire.
- Gutter issues: The debris blown through the air during a hurricane can end up in your gutters, causing them to clog up. As soon as you have the opportunity, it’s important for you to clean out those gutters so water can pass through them freely. In addition, the winds from a hurricane can cause your gutters to become displaced. You may need professional assistance in getting those gutters properly reattached to your home.
These are just a few examples of some of the common roof repairs in Panama City, FL we must make after hurricanes pass through. For more information about the services we offer at Greg’s Roofing of Bay County Inc., we encourage you to contact us today with your questions.