The hurricanes in Florida are infamous. Characterized by torrential rains and strong winds, these hurricanes can cause extensive damage to your home and property. Proper preparations for the Florida hurricane season may help reduce both the damage and the expenses of a hurricane. Here are a few tips from our team at Mark Kaufman Roofing to help get you started preparing for this year’s hurricane season:
If you are living in an evacuation area, take some time to assess your home to know its vulnerability to wind, flooding and storm surge. Keep a list of contacts of local hospitals, law enforcement, TV stations, utilities, and other aids that you may need to quickly reference if a tropical storm heads towards Florida.
Plan to take Action
Many families find it beneficial to have a plan in place, since they may not all be at the same location when the storm begins to arrive. Decide on a place where you can weather the storm together – or contact an out of state family member to visit to avoid the storm.
Have a supply kit for the disaster prepared in advance. This should include the basics: food, water, medical supplies, batteries, bad weather clothing, rope or flashlight.
Prepare Your Home & Property
There are many small steps that can be taken to ready your home and property for a storm:
- Gather all the loose items in your yard and store them.
- Have plywood ready-cut to cover and protect your glass windows if a storm approaches
- Trim back overhanging trees that may fall and damage your buildings
- Have your roof inspected to ensure that the shingles are rated for hurricane-strength winds
For help getting your roof ready for this year’s hurricane season, contact your local roofing team at Mark Kaufman Roofing, serving Sarasota, North Port, and the surrounding area.