Preparing for the Worst … and Hoping for the Best
Who will cause the most havoc this hurricane season? Will it be Arlene, Emily or Katia? Perhaps it will be Philippe, Sean or Tammy? These are all designated names for 2017 hurricanes, and we're all hoping never to get far enough in the alphabet to experience Hurricane Whitney!
To help homeowners prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, the National Weather Service has designated May 7 – 13 as Hurricane Preparedness Week. Click HERE to learn how to develop an evacuation plan, assemble disaster supplies and determine your risk. On this site you'll also learn how to strengthen your home to withstand hurricane-force winds, rain, and flooding.
The only good thing about a hurricane is you generally know in advance if it's headed your way. That can help give you time to secure your home and evacuate if needed.
Right now, time is on your side. If you live in an area prone to severe weather and potential hurricanes, take the time today to evaluate the exterior of your home — especially your roof. (See Hurricane Season – Is Your Roof Ready?).
High winds associated with hurricanes can turn a lawn chair or garbage can into a flying missile. Those items can do serious damage to a home's exterior … as can falling trees and limbs. Having a durable and impact-resistant synthetic shake or slate roof from DaVinci Roofscapes can help your home weather the storm. Oftentimes our Dade County-approved composite roofing can also save you money — since many insurance companies offer homeowner discounts on polymer roofing (see New DaVinci Roof = Cash in Your Wallet).
Before the 2017 Hurricane Season arrives on June 1st, follow the old adage, "prepare for the worst and hope for the best." You and your home will both be grateful you're ready to weather the storm!