Hurricane Dorian has come and gone and although South Florida managed to dodge major damage after it changed direction, we’re not out of the woods yet. Hurricane season doesn’t officially come to an end until November is over, which means a storm can still affect South Florida. Knowing the category of a storm and how it can vary in severity can help with preparation and prevention.

A category one storm, for example, is typically nothing to worry about, though it can cause damage to mobile homes that are unanchored or a structure with poor construction. A category two storm, on the other hand, can potentially tear shingles off, damage gutters, or cause leaks. Category three may cause extensive roof covering damage while a category four can go as far as causing complete roof structure failure. Category five is the most severe, resulting in potentially devastating roof damage as well as damage to other areas of the property such as the windows.

Keep in mind that even with a category one storm, even minor, unseen roof damage can quietly cause major issues such as a leak. If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to have your roof inspected for damage.

This update is by licensed South Florida roofing company Hammer Roofing, Inc. We provide expert roofing repairs, replacements, and installation to Florida property owners across the state and we specialize in a variety of roofing types. With our extensive experience, we are leaders in roofing and storm damage restoration and we’re committed to utilizing the best materials and latest technology to provide an optimum level of service to our customers. For more information on the best roofing Florida company or to request an estimate or inspection, please call 786-408-6168.

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