The Impact of Hurricanes on Florida Homes

As we enter another hurricane season here in Florida, it’s crucial to take the necessary steps to protect your home from potential storm damage. At Advantage Roofing, we understand the devastating impact hurricanes can have on our state, and we’re committed to helping homeowners proactively prepare for these powerful storms with our Florida roofing services. With an average of six hurricanes forming each year in the Atlantic, and three making landfall in the U.S., the risks to your home are significant. Statistics show that well-prepared homes can significantly reduce the damage and costs associated with these powerful storms.

The Statistics tell a compelling story according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Atlantic hurricane season, which spans from June 1 to November 30, has been increasingly active in recent years. NOAA’s outlook for the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season predicts an 85% chance of an above-normal season, a 10% chance of a near-normal season, and a 5% chance of a below-normal season.

NOAA is forecasting a range of 17 to 25 total named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher). Of those, 8 to 13 are forecast to become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 4 to 7 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). Forecasters have a 70% confidence in these ranges.

The Importance of Hurricane Season Preparation

The consequences of not being prepared can be severe. A study by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) found that homes without adequate protection are more susceptible to water intrusion, structural damage, roof failure, and potential window and door breaches during high winds and heavy rainfall associated with hurricanes Notably, research conducted by FEMA found that homes with reinforced roofs experienced 60% less damage compared to those without such reinforcements.

Fortunately, proper preparation can significantly reduce the risk of damage and minimize the need for costly repairs or replacements after a storm. By taking proactive measures, homeowners can potentially save thousands of dollars in repair costs and ensure the safety of their families and properties.

“Homes with reinforced roofs experienced 60% less damage compared to those without such reinforcements.” 

How Advantage Roofing Can Help Protect Your Home

At Advantage Roofing, our team of experienced professionals can assess the condition of your roof, windows, and doors, providing expert recommendations on fortifying them against hurricane-force winds and rainfall. We offer a comprehensive range of services, including:

  1. Comprehensive Roof Inspections: Our skilled technicians conduct thorough inspections to identify and address vulnerabilities in your roof. We look for signs of wear, loose shingles, and other potential issues that could be exacerbated by hurricane conditions.
  2. Hurricane-Resistant Windows and Doors: We can install impact-resistant windows and doors designed to withstand intense wind pressures and prevent water intrusion during storms.
  3. Roof Replacement: For aging or damaged roofs, we guide you through replacing it with a durable, hurricane-resistant roofing system.

The Time to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Proper hurricane preparation takes time and should not be left until the last minute. On average, homeowners should allow at least two to four weeks for a thorough assessment, necessary repairs or replacements, and reinforcement measures implementation.

Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect:

  • Initial Consultation and Inspection: 1-2 days
  • Detailed Assessment and Quote: 1-2 days
  • Roof Reinforcement and Repairs: 5-7 days
  • Window and Door Services: 3-5 days.

 

By working proactively with Advantage Roofing you ensure your roof, windows, and doors are ready to withstand hurricane season, providing peace of mind and protecting your home.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact us today to schedule your inspection and start preparing. Stay safe, Florida!