Hurricane seasons blow in and out of the Fort Lauderdale area with unpleasant regularity. Making your commercial property’s roof as close to hurricane proof as possible must be a top priority. Consider these ways to give your facility an edge over the competition.

Inspections

Regular inspections by your reliable commercial roofing contractor are a sure path to hassle-free hurricanes. A good contractor will do more than a visual roof inspection. The roof deck needs to be checked; seams need to be tested. The experienced eye of your contractor can spot incipient problems long before a hurricane tests your roof’s critical parts.

Hurricane Zones

Florida building codes have grown more stringent over the years. Many buildings now lie in hurricane zones. They require improvements and upgrades to fastening systems.

Is your building’s roof up to code? Your trustworthy roofer will know what to look for and then what to do if it is not.

Repairs

Pinched by budgets and other, seemingly more pressing needs, some facilities managers defer roof repairs. This is a mistake in Fort Lauderdale. As problems arise, have them fixed immediately.

Annual and semiannual inspections can reveal a lot of minor flaws in your low-slope roof. Quick action can keep a dozen minor issues from turning into one expensive re-roofing project.

Tending to a handful of small problems right away also helps make your roof more resistant to hurricane damage.

Waterproof

Few infrastructure budgets have room for a full re-roofing project right away. If you find you have to put off a needed new roof, consider waterproof coatings which hold back the hard rain from a hurricane. This will buy you a few more years while preventing water infiltration.

Plan for Reroofing

Fort Lauderdale commercial roofs can degrade quickly due the beating sun, torn by winds, pelted by rains. Plan on working with your local roofing contractor more frequently for re-roofing.

When a new roof is finally needed, install a roof with a high wind rating. Ask your roofer for a material which holds down well and can withstand abuse from wind-borne debris.

PSI Roofing is your local, reliable partner in prepping your commercial roof for Mother Nature’s worst. Contact us today to get your roof checked out, repaired, waterproofed and, if needed, secured against hurricane winds.