03 Jul Which Roofs Hold Up Best in a Hurricane
Hurricane season started June 1, but this is usually the time of year when things start to get a little more active. Everyone living in Palm Beach County, our roofers among, have been really lucky in recent years, but that doesn’t mean you should take chances. To make sure you and your family will be safe if a storm comes our way, have a plan in place.
If you haven’t already done so, this would also be a good time to review your insurance coverage and check to see if you live in a flood zone. Of course, since Integrity Roofing is a Palm Beach County roofing company, we’re also going to suggest that you check to see if your roof needs repair.
When it is time for a new roof, many customers ask us what kind of roof would hold up best to a hurricane. If there were a simple answer, pretty much every house you see in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach would have the same identical roof. There are a lot of variables, including the shape of your roof and how it was installed as well as the materials used in its construction.
Storm Ready Roofing
Not long ago, The Palm Beach Post looked back at the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons, when Hurricanes Florence, Jeanne and Wilma visited Palm Beach County, to see which roofs held up the best.
As the Post reported, it really wasn’t a question of shingles versus metal roofs. “Age and improper installation caused most roof failures in the 2004 and 2005 hurricanes,” they said.
Of course, as a Palm Beach County roofing contractor with 30+ years of experience, we weren’t surprised by their findings. If you have concerns about your roofing in Delray Beach, Boca Raton or Boynton Beach, don’t wait until Palm Beach County is in the cone of error! Contact Integrity Roofing today.