August 5, 2020
Here we go again, fellow East Coast residents. Hurricane Season 2020 has already started with quite a bang! To be honest, we're not really happy about what can happen during a hurricane, because we also have homes and businesses that are just as vulnerable as everyone else's. However, we're in the industry of repairing storm damage to roofs and handling insurance claims, which means during hurricane season 2020, you've got a friend in the roofing business. From June until November, we know everyone living near the coast is worried. True, meteorologists have predicted a hyperactive hurricane season. They're already running out of suitable names for all the storms, but that doesn't mean your roof has to feel the wrath!
Just like everyone else, we're watching the weather forecasts and waiting for that nasty storm path graphic we all dread seeing. Anyone in the "zone" has a lot to do and think about - we know. Since June 2020, we've seen more storms than in any previously recorded hurricane season. That doesn't bode well. After several storms so far in 2020, the experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say it's going to be a "busy" hurricane season with a 60% chance for an above-normal number of storms coming through.
Meteorologists predict that this year’s hurricane season could rival the historic and very active 2005 season.
Once again, according to the analysts at NOAA, the predictions point toward a very active season, like the extremely active 2005 hurricane season. Meteorologists predict that the possible number of Atlantic storms with winds above 39 MPH will be between 20 to 24 storms. Of those storms, between 9 and 11 are expected to become hurricanes with sustained winds over 74 MPH. That leads to a prediction of 4 to 6 "major" hurricanes (major hurricanes are a category 3, 4, or 5) containing sustained winds exceeding 111 MPH. A normal hurricane season would involve as many as 12 storms in the Atlantic, with 6 becoming hurricanes, of which 3 may be classified as "major".
Chances are, if you own a home or business in the hurricane zone, you've already got all this on your mind and a lot more. Being prepared and informed can save a lot of time and hassle in the long run. That's why we offer free roof inspections. What that means is we come out and analyze your roof to determine its storm-worthiness. We can tell you if you have current damage from a recent storm and if you may qualify for a roof replacement. Even if our inspectors don't find any damage, you can rest assured knowing that your roof is safe and secure this hurricane season. Furthermore, you'll know you can trust us to be there after the storm, just in case strong hurricane winds cause damage to your roof or in case your Mini Cooper ends up on top of, rather than, inside your garage.
Whoever coined the phrase, "the calm after the storm," obviously didn't have to clean up after a hurricane. One thing we can do for our clients is provide peace of mind when it comes to getting a damaged roof fixed. We've been in this industry for many, many years and we've dealt with all the insurance providers, inspectors, contractors, etc. Let us take the burden of preventing, fixing, and handling the paperwork that hurricane damage can create off your back. We offer free roof inspections and we walk our clients through the entire process. After the storm has passed, you're a priority and can rest calm knowing your roof is going to be okay because we treat all of our client's homes as if they were our own. We stand by our core principle that integrity is longevity.