As a commercial building manager or owner, it’s important to be prepared for any potential weather events that could cause damage to your property. Hurricane season is a particularly critical time for taking the necessary steps to prepare your commercial roof and help protect your building by minimizing the potential for damage. Here are some key steps you can take to prepare your commercial roof for hurricane season.
INSPECT YOUR COMMERCIAL ROOF
A thorough inspection of your roof is the first step in preparing for hurricane season. Look for any signs of damage, such as cracks, missing or damaged shingles, or other areas of concern. If you find any issues, have them repaired by a professional roofing contractor as soon as possible.
TRIM TREES AND DEBRIS
Make sure that any trees or debris near your building are trimmed and removed to minimize the potential for damage during a hurricane. This can help prevent falling branches or debris from causing damage to your roof or windows.
SECURE LOOSE OBJECTS
Anything that is loose or not properly secured on your roof should be removed or securely fastened to minimize the potential for damage. This includes HVAC units, antennae, and any other objects that could be dislodged in high winds.
REVIEW YOUR INSURANCE POLICY
Before hurricane season arrives, it’s important to review your insurance policy to ensure you have adequate coverage for damage caused by a hurricane. Consider increasing your coverage if necessary, and make sure you understand what is covered and what is not.
HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE
In the event of a hurricane, it’s important to have a plan in place for how you will respond. This includes having a designated evacuation route, ensuring your employees know what to do, and having emergency supplies on hand.
By taking these steps, you can help ensure that your commercial roof is prepared for hurricane season and minimize the potential for damage. And to make the preparation process even easier, we’ve created a PDF checklist that you can download and use as a reference. To schedule a roof inspection or to learn more about preparing your commercial roof for hurricane season, contact Florida Premier Roofing today.