While being prepared for hurricane season is practically a way of life here in Ft. Myers, when it comes to their roofs, a lot of homeowners don’t think about it until it’s too late. If you live in a storm-prone area (read: South Florida), there are some things you can do to prevent unnecessary damage to your roof and your structure this hurricane season! Roof Repair Hurricane Season Fort Myers FL How to Prep Your Roof for a Hurricane Check for any missing tiles, shingles, or exposed underlayment Do a visual roof inspection from the ground – can you see any balding areas of your roof? Do you see shingles, or granules on the ground (check near your rainspouts). Do you have any other reason to believe your roof may not be in great shape? If so, go to the next step on our hurricane prep checklist. Get any needed repairs done to your roof ahead of time Get ahead of the curve by getting any needed roof repair done before storm season, if possible. Having a secure, sound roof is your best defense against Mother Nature and acts of god. Whether you’re trying to protect against intense rain, massive winds or even flying debris, your roof is the first line of defense for your property. Make sure it’s in tip top shape so it can serve you well. If you have any trees near your roof, make sure they’ve been trimmed One major danger to properties during storms of all sizes is trees and large branches. You might be surprised to see the damage even a small branch can do when turned into a missile by the wind. Not to mention the incredible damage that can be created by a large branch, or a tree falling on the home. You can lessen the likelihood of these dangers by trimming any trees in the area. You want to pay special attention to any trees that may have dead or dying branches, as these can be torn off by the wind easier than a live branch can be. You aren’t alone in prepping your roof for hurricane season. The experienced pros at Marlin Construction Group are ready to give your roof the care it needs to keep you safer all season long (and beyond). Give us a call today to schedule your free inspection.