Most Hampton Roads residents are no strangers to the hurricane season that threatens the Atlantic each year between June and November. There have been devastating storms such as Floyd (1999), Isabel (2003) and Irene (2011), just to name a few, that caused catastrophic damage to the area, both for homeowners and businesses. Fortunately, over the past several years, the seasons have been consistently mild in comparison. For 2016, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), states this season suggests more hurricane activity than in the last three years, which were below normal.
In either case, it’s important to be prepared, and we have shared ways to do that in our June articles. We provide tips on how to maintain a sound roofing structure that can make the difference in avoiding possible damages to other parts of the home. Take advantage of suggestions for a disaster family emergency plan with items to include in your emergency disaster kit.
After a storm passes and you are able to take that deep breath, “whew”, that no serious damages occurred to your home, it is still a good idea to follow our checklist for interior and exterior areas to pay special attention to for even small repairs. Those repairs can turn into bigger issues if not attended to. If you aren’t sure what to look for, see our article how professionals inspect your roof and if you need The Roofing Company to do just that, please give us a call to schedule a free consultation.
Wishing you a Happy and Safe Independence Day!
June 1 sets off the Atlantic hurricane season and this year's’ predictions are average or above-average compared to last year’s quieter than normal season. The U.S. National Weather Service can predict and inform you whenever any kind of storm will hit your area. Unfortunately, they can’t tell you how much it will affect you in terms of damage. It’s best to exercise caution and prepare for any storm so you can mitigate its devastating effects.
Tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires. Any of these can leave your home or community devastated. It is important that you have an emergency disaster plan to ensure your family’s safety, and have the ability to communicate and reconvene when the danger has passed.
When the storm has passed and no longer poses a threat, it's a good idea to check immediately for any roofing damages and sources of any leaks.
If you’re a longtime resident of Virginia, you know we are exposed to severe weather conditions on a regular basis. Heavy rains and strong winds that accompany thunderstorms threaten our homes. Damaging weather systems like hurricanes and hailstorms can also be a big problem.