How Different Hurricane Categories Will Affect Your Roof
Last year, residents of Lake Charles faced Hurricane Laura and suffered its devastating aftermath. Many people that live on or near the coast know the risk of hurricanes and understand how important it is to prepare accordingly. However, not everyone knows what to expect as far as damage goes.
While there is no sure way to predict the exact amount of damage that will be done to your roof, you can get a general idea. Hurricanes are placed into one of five categories based upon the severity of sustained winds.
Below, we’ll explore the most common effects of the various categories of hurricanes on roofs and homes.
Category 1 – Potential for Damage
If your home is faced with a Category 1 hurricane, you should be prepared for some minor damage to your roof. The wind may rip off some shingles and falling debris such as tree limbs may cause damage to your shingles, roof vents, or skylights. Continue reading “Different Hurricane Categories: How They Will Affect Your Roof”