The Atlantic hurricane season is upon us. The peak of weather disturbances usually occur between June 1 and November 30, though tropical cyclones can appear at any time of the year. Hurricane Alex and Tropical Cyclone Bonnie demonstrated this when they showed up in the early part of 2016. What makes this particular season notable is the emergence of the La Nina phenomena. The sea surface temperature will be lower than normal which tends to magnify the strength of storms. Everybody needs to gear up for what could be another memorable year of flooding and strong winds. Your main concern for your property in a terrible storm is to know that your roof and walls will not leak!
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There is a general trend towards a rise in the number of named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes predicted to hit the country. Several organizations with expertise on the subject regularly come out with their projections based on the latest available data. Tropical Storm Risk, for example, said that there are likely to be 13 storms, 5 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes for 2016 back in December. Just this May, they raised these figures to 17, 9 and 4, respectively. These are higher than the average numbers collected from 1981-2010 data. Europe is already experiencing massive flooding due to heavy rains which can happen here as well.
Florida in the Eye of the Storm
The state’s location along the coastline makes it an easy target for many of the storms that form in the Atlantic. The heaviest rainfall ever in Florida happened in 1950 due to Hurricane Easy. It dumped 38.7 inches of rain in a span of 24 hours which was the national record at the time. Locals experience most of the storms between August and October during the peak of the hurricane season. This gives residents a few months before their homes truly get tested. If there is any weakness, then these will be exposed by the pouring rain and the roaring wind. You certainly do not want to wait for damage, but be pro-active protecting and waterproofing your roof and walls.
What Homeowners Can Do
The roof is generally the most vulnerable part of the house during this time. If the construction is flawed, then water will get inside and wreak havoc on the occupants. Perhaps the materials used were substandard or the workers were not very thorough. Maybe the constant exposure to the elements has finally taken its toll. Whatever the issue might be, homeowners should take immediate steps to solve the problem. If you know that there is a leak in your roof, then act quickly to seal the source to prevent things from getting worse.
An experienced waterproof roofer like Dan Jones, a Pompano Beach waterproofing specialist for over 50 years, can help you find all of the vulnerable spots and fix them right away. This will give you peace of mind no matter what the weather might be. Once the hurricanes start, you can relax with your family knowing that you already completed all of the necessary repairs. If you live in Pompano Beach or anywhere around South Florida, then consider Transcontinental of USA, Inc.
We are one of the leading roofers in the area with decades of experience under our belt. For more information, call Dan directly at 954-763- 7339.