roofingAre you ready for a hurricane? If not, then it’s worth knowing the best preparation tips that you need for your roofing system.

Natural disasters can be very frightening. You and your environment could be in for a lot of trouble if you aren’t prepared. These are ways to protect your roof and prepare for hurricane season.

1. For advice, consult a professional roofing company

During hurricane season, it is important to take care of your roofing system. You should consult a professional if you are experiencing flooding, hail or other damage.

In fact, the majority of insurance claims filed during the year relate to roof damage due to natural disasters. Your roof can also be damaged and cause other problems that could affect your home. The aftermath can lead to water damage and mold growth, just two examples.

2. Shingles that are damaged or worn out should be replaced

Modern asphalt shingles can withstand strong winds up to 150 mph. Older shingles may not be able resist such strong winds if they are of a different style and age. Older shingles can handle winds of up to 60 mph.

Shingles with six nails are more effective at protecting your roof than those with only four nails. Our Atlas roof shingles can withstand winds up to 130 mph with just four nail applications. Older four-nailed roof shingles can be lifted easily from the base to expose it to water and other hazardous substances. This can also cause water leakage and other damage.

You can make sure your shingles stay in place in strong winds by applying roof adhesive to loose shingles and applying a lot pressure to them. This can be done anywhere from two weeks to a whole month in advance of a storm. This will give the glue time to settle. If you are looking to fight against strong winds, this is your best option.

3. For assistance, call a professional roofer

Greg Lilly Roofing & Restoration will help you determine the best way to go about getting things done. You may want to go one step further and call us for roof repairs. You will get the best protection for your roof by getting reinforcement. If you feel that you require additional roof protection, be sure to ask about reinforcement.

Get in touch with Greg Lilly Roofing & Restoration now for assistance. These things should be handled a few weeks in advance of the storm to ensure that everything is ready for the storm. However, we can advise you on what to do when it happens.

4. Install a new roof

Consider a new roof if you don’t feel like spending too much time on the phone or buying DIY tools. You should not plan to have your roof installed on days close to the storm date. Do it before or after the storm.

5. Do Your Research

You should do extensive research before you hire a professional roofing contractor in Myrtle Beach to help you. Check the local building codes to find out what is allowed or forbidden by the government. To find out more about how to prepare for hurricane season, you can visit authoritative websites. You have already taken the steps necessary to learn the right information and are halfway to protecting your home.

Call Greg Lilly Roofing & Restoration now if you need help with your roof.

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Greg Lilly Roofing & Restoration
4201 Carolina Exchange Drive Suite 202
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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