Is your roof ready for a hurricane? While this is a big concern for homeowners who live all along the Eastern seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico, it should also be taken into serious consideration by folks who live along the Pacific seaboard. We all know hurricanes can hit anywhere in a coastal region, bringing destructive winds and heavy rains, often leaving behind a huge mess of damaged homes and businesses, flooding, and chaos for home and business owners.
A home's roof is a vulnerable area during a hurricane. Making sure your roof is ready for damaging weather can be your first line of defense against strong weather, including hurricanes. Your roof should be examined yearly to determine if there are missing shingles, curling or splitting shingles, lifting shingles or loss of granules. Both straight line winds and pressurized winds can cause different damage — from uplifting the shingles off the roof to pushing intense wind-driven rain and flying debris onto the roof. To check if your roof is ready for hurricane season, think about the last time you made roof repairs. If it's been several years since you did any amount of roof maintenance, the materials meant to protect your home or business might not be ready to withstand the strong, steady winds and driving rain of a hurricane.
If you live in a hurricane zone, you may want to consider a DaVinci roof. Backed by a limited 50-year warranty, our virtually maintenance-free polymer slate and shake roofing tiles have achieved Class 4 ratings for impact resistance along with the Miami Dade County (High Velocity Hurricane Winds) and TDI (Texas Department of Insurance) acceptance, showing that our roofing tiles can withstand hurricane-force winds.
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To learn more about why DaVinci Roofscapes products are the best roofing choice in hurricane prone areas, contact DaVinci Roofscapes by email or calling 1-800-328-4624 today.