Hurricanes Can Spell Trouble for Your Roof

It’s June, and that means hurricane season has officially arrived. Here in Central Florida, hurricanes can pose a massive threat to the integrity of our homes, especially our roofs. In this article, the pros at A.O. Roofing Services will take a closer look at the various ways a hurricane can affect your roof, and what you can do to minimize the damage. 

High Winds

Hurricane winds can range from 74 miles per hour all the way up to 157 mph or more. These strong winds can rip off shingles, tiles, gutters, and in extreme cases, even your roof deck. In addition, a hurricane’s strong gusts can blow debris such as tree limbs and signs that can further damage your roof.

Heavy Rains

Hurricanes are known to be rainmakers. This rain can create excessive wear and tear on your roof and significantly worsen existing damage, shortening the lifespan of your roof. 


Lightning striking your home is unlikely, but not impossible. This can cause a fire but is more likely to simply damage the roof, potentially puncturing a hole all the way down through the attic flooring. 

Minimize Hurricane Damage to Your Roof

There are several ways to minimize damage to your roof from a hurricane, including:

  • Frequent inspections are key
  • Ensure your roof is in good condition before a hurricane hits to improve its chances of surviving the storm unscathed. If there are any issues, the pros at A.O. Roofing Services can take care of it quickly and efficiently. 
  • Clear your gutters and remove any potential sources of debris. This means cleaning your roof, trimming tree limbs, and securing or storing loose items around your home. Also ensure large trees near your home are healthy. If they aren’t, you may want to call a pro to have it trimmed or removed. 

Get Ready for Hurricane Season with A.O. Roofing

Any good Floridian knows that preparing for hurricane season is essential. As Floridians ourselves, all of us at A.O. Roofing are well-versed in preparing your roof for whatever hurricane season has in store. Call us today to get started!

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