Hi there. Chamberlin Man here. If you live in the southern states, you know now is the time to get your emergency plan in place for a potentially active hurricane season. One thing to check off your list is setting up emergency response services with a responsible roofing contractor – like the Chamberlin team!
You know better than I that a serious storm can do heavy damage to the roof and exterior walls of your building. And, the folks at Chamberlin are equipped to help you prepare for – and recover from – the full gamut of potential storm damage to your building envelope or parking garage.
The National Hurricane Center predicts we could have 12 to 18 named storms and six to 10 hurricanes, three to six of which could be at least Category 3.
Who knows where those storms will fall, but I guarantee it only takes one hitting the gulf coast to ruin your weekend plans. We’ve seen ‘em in our neck of the woods, and we’ll probably see ‘em again.
So, after you contact the fine folks at Chamberlin to create an emergency plan and secure priority service for your urgent roofing and waterproofing needs, here are some simple tips to help you weather any potential storms:
- Remove debris from your roof. Airborne objects can be worse than D-Day during a hurricane.
- Don’t let water stand on your roof! Severe ponding can lead to a total roof collapse, so check and clean all drains and scuppers. The same goes for gutters and downspouts. You talk about easy and important!
- In high winds, perimeter sheet metal is the first to go if it is not properly secured, so double check it.
- Check your HVAC equipment, too. Doors, panels and loose parts will skip like river stones across your roof creating some serious damage if they are not secured.
- Trash cans, benches, urns and the like can blow through a building like a freight train, so secure them or store them away before a hurricane or high wind event.