As Hurricane seasons heats up, it’s time for Northeast Florida residents to start thinking about how to prepare for a tropical storm or hurricane. To help you, here are three essential steps to preparing for the coming storms. Hurricane Preparation Step Number 1: Prepare Your Survival Pack The National Hurricane Center recommends you include the following items in your disaster preparation supply kit and that your kit include enough supplies for up to seven days: Water (1 gallon per person per day) Non-perishable packaged or canned food items Baby food or formula or other special dietary needs Non-electric can opener Cooking utensils, fuel, paper plates and utensils Portable bedding such as blankets and pillows Clothing,
Whether you’re choosing roofing materials for looks, cost, or durability, it’s a good idea to look at all your options. One thing is for sure; there are a lot of choices in roofing. Here is a list of some of the most common on the market. Asphalt Shingles Asphalt is what you see most often when you look at a roof. The most common type is the three-tab shingle. Not long ago, you would commonly find a 20-year, three-tab roof on most houses. A 25-year roof is a more common product now. There are better grades of asphalt roofing that give a more three-dimensional look, and laminates that are stuck together to make thicker, longer-lasting
The Heat & Sun Can Damage Your Flat Roof Summer in Florida means a lot of sun, heat and thunderstorms – not to mention the risk of hurricanes and hail. As the temperatures increase, the number of outdoor home maintenance tasks seem to rise. Many of these tasks need finishing before the weather gets too hot and hurricane season is in full swing. None is more important than ensuring your flat roof is ready for the heat and wet weather. That old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a wise motto to live by. First, a flat roof isn’t, in fact, “flat.” There will always actually be at least a
Gutters Can Prevent Roof Problems Gutters are the unsung heroes of our homes. Properly functioning gutters protect your home’s roof, walls and foundation from a damaging overflow of rainwater. An inch of rain may not seem like much, but on a roof of average size, just 1 inch of rainfall translates to 1,900 gallons of water pouring off your eaves. That’s a significant amount of water with the potential to wreak havoc on your home if your gutters aren’t clear and in good working order. If you don’t clean your gutters on a regular basis, you can expect to face problems with standing water, mold and eventually, a leaking roof and flooded basement. Additionally, when
When your roof is damaged, you need help right away. That is why Patriot Roofing offers Emergency Service. Roof leaking? Call us!