Florida Roof-Tarp after a Storm
Your roof could be damaged by a hailstorm or hurricane. You must ensure that your roof is protected from further damage, especially during Florida’s stormy and rainy seasons. Major storms can strike at any time of year and it is important to protect your roof from further damage. Although you may feel stressed out after a storm, it is important to act quickly to protect your property. Unprotected homes can become moldy if it rains again.
Tarping a roof can be done immediately after a storm has passed. This large tarp is suitable for shingled roofing. It can be placed over the roof ridge or secured over damaged areas. These tarps are used by most residential roofers who deal with emergency roofing situations.
Protect your home with thick, waterproof tarps. A tarp will protect your home from further damage by covering the leaky area. If properly secured and installed, it can help to prevent future damage. It shouldn’t come loose. While sandbags are not the best for holding a tarp, they can be used until your local roofing company can come and anchor it. You can cause more damage by climbing up onto your roof.
Your provider may refuse to cover damages to your roof in the current Florida Insurance Environment.
Look for these signs on your roof after a tropical storm or severe storm:
- Shingles are missing or loose, or they have fallen to the ground.
- You can see damp spots on the ceilings and walls.
- Roof Shingles are flapping to the wind.
- Your roof is damaged by hail.
- On the roof, you can see algae or other vegetation growing or dark spots.
- Your gutters are either hanging or leaking.
What is the maximum time you can leave a roof tarp on?
Tarps can be used for up to 90 days, while roof tarps made of thicker materials may last as long as two years. In Florida, tarps that are left on the roof for more than three months can cause mold growth due to heat and humidity. More leaks could occur if another storm hits. It can be difficult to schedule a roofer or have insurance issues. This is why you should have a professionally fastened, heavy tarp on your roof
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Pinellas County roofing contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.