Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

DaVinci Hurricane Season
June 26, 2021 at 6:00 a.m.

By DaVinci Roofscapes 

Summer is approaching, meaning the time to start preparing for hurricane season is now. 

A lot has changed with the pandemic, but one thing that won’t change is seasonal weather problems. Regardless of what is happening in the world, you can always be sure that hurricane season will remain hurricane season. 

Hurricanes affect millions of homes each year, be it through flooding, the heavy rain, or the high winds. As we approach June and the weather gets warmer, now is the time to begin preparing for hurricane season.   

Is your roof hurricane ready? 

High winds associated with hurricanes can turn a lawn chair or garbage can into a flying missile. Those items can do serious damage to a home’s exterior…as can falling trees and limbs. 

Ask yourself: Is your roof ready to handle potentially severe weather? 

Many roofing products simply don’t hold up to severe winds and strong rain. But composite roofing materials by DaVinci Roofscapes do. Their synthetic slate and shake roofing materials are built to weather the storm. They’ve even passed the strictest industry standards to earn a Class 4 impact rating. 

Having a durable and impact-resistant composite shake or slate roof from DaVinci Roofscapes can help your home weather the storm. Oftentimes the Miami-Dade County-approved composite roofing can also save you money — since many insurance companies offer homeowner discounts on polymer roofing. 

What’s a homeowner to do? 

Check your roof! And, if you live in an area that had severe storm damage last year, make sure to have a professional roofer re-inspect your roof now. This is to assure that the roof is ready for another hurricane season. 

It helps to understand that the roof is a “system” in your home. For most roofing projects, there are six items that are installed to help protect your house and valuables. These are the decking, self-adhering membrane, underlayment, drip-edge, flashing and nails. Check your local building codes (which you should consider before doing any project) for more details. And, check out the details on roof system components — plus how to choose a contractor — at an online article from the National Roofing Contractors Association

What if I live on the coast? 

As a first step, coastal homeowners should again check their local building codes. In many areas you’ll need to make sure you have proper bracing (such as galvanized metal hurricane straps) to connect the roof to the walls of the home. For a second step, consider Class 4 impact-rated DaVinci composite roofing tiles. Their synthetic slate and simulated shake roofing has been formulated and tested to withstand hurricane strength winds and severe impact. 

A composite roofing system overhead means you have gone the extra mile to increase the odds that your home, personal belongings and family treasures will be there when the severe weather has passed. 

Why DaVinci composite roofing? 

All of DaVinci’s polymer roofing products have achieved a Class 4 impact rating, which is the highest grade possible. This means that DaVinci’s composite roofing has a greater chance of helping protect your home from damage related to flying debris during severe weather. 

DaVinci roofing tiles have the highest rating for straight line wind testing at 110mph in the ASTM D3161 test. They’ve also passed the TAS-125 certification test for wind uplift resistance in High Velocity Hurricane Zones. 

Make a smart decision 

If you live in a hurricane-prone area,  your roof should be a primary consideration. Severe winds can uplift shingles off a roof, push intense wind-driven rain at a roof, or cause flying debris to strike a roof. The roof you have should be able to sustain both straight line and pressurized winds during a hurricane. 

When considering your roof choice, consider this. In addition to being impact resistant, DaVinci synthetic shake and composite slate roofing tiles are Class A Fire Rated for fire retardance. And the composite roofing material also has Lifetime Limited Materials Warranty for added peace-of-mind. 

Get hurricane ready now 

The only good thing about a hurricane is you generally know in advance if it’s headed your way. That can help give you time to secure your home and evacuate when and if you are directed by local authorities. 

Right now, time is on your side. If you live in an area prone to severe weather and potential hurricanes, take the time today to evaluate the exterior of your home – especially your roof. 

Before the hurricane season arrives on June 1, follow the old adage, “Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.” You and your home will both be grateful you’re ready to weather the storm! 

Have a question? AskARoofer.  

Find your local roofing contractor in the RoofersCoffeeShop® Contractor Directory. 

Original article source: DaVinci Roofscapes 

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