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How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

The start of the 2020 Hurricane Season is officially here! Forecasters are predicting above-average activity with 3-6 Category 3 or higher hurricanes. With sustained wind speeds above 110 miles per hour for each of these, now is the time to make sure you and your home are prepared. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Evacuation Route

Map out your evacuation route and have an agreed-upon safe location where you and your family can meet up during an emergency.

Roof Inspection

Schedule a roof inspection to make sure there aren’t any problem areas that need to be addressed or repaired. The experts at Carroll Bradford Roofing can assess your roof to make sure there aren’t any loose shingles or potential leaks that could cause more damage when a storm rolls in.

Clear Gutters and Downspouts

Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear of any obstructions that could prevent water damage from wreaking havoc on your home. Clear away any visible leaves and twigs and send a stream of water through the downspouts using the highest pressure setting to quickly clear and clean the channels designed to direct rainwater away from your roof and your home’s foundation. If you’re having trouble, use a plumber’s snake to clear a clogged downspout.

Stock Supplies

Stock up on non-perishable supplies like flashlights, batteries, matches, plastic sheeting, three days of drinking water for each member of your family (including pets), and shelf-stable food that doesn’t need cooking. Fill your first aid kit with fresh supplies, invest in a portable weather radio, and stock a toolbox with basic tools.

Landscape Trimming

Keep trees and shrubs trimmed to avoid falling limbs and branches that could become projectiles in high winds.

Door and Window Replacement

Replace doors and windows with materials made to withstand high winds.

Secure Valuables, Documents, and Keepsakes

If there’s any chance of flooding, consider grabbing electronics, keepsakes, and other items that would be damaged and moving them to a higher floor. Place important documents in watertight containers and bring them with you if you have to evacuate. If you have a little extra time, inventory your valuables in case you need to make an insurance claim later.

The experts at Carroll Bradford Roofing are here to help with your roofing needs. Contact us today for a consultation and we’d be happy to give you a FREE roof inspection to make sure you’re ready when the first storm hits!

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