June 6, 2011
Hurricane Season Preparedness
Hurricane season is expected to be an active season this year with several named storms. Most homeowners are concerned about existing roof leaks heading into hurricane season but there is something more important to watch out for: loose objects on the roof. The biggest danger during a storm is projectiles caused by loose objects on the roof. Before a storm, homeowners should inspect the roof for any loose tiles or debris. Active leaks are a problem for rain season in general, but during a storm, wind is a bigger and more important factor than rain. The best do-it-yourself way to secure any loose tiles is purchasing a can of Polyfoam (sold in any major roofing supplier or Home Depot) and spraying the foam adhesive underneath any loose tiles. This is a fast and easy way to be protected during a storm as flying projectiles can not only endager your family but also your neighbors as well.