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PROTECT YOUR ROOF DURING THE 2021 RAIN SEASON IN FLORIDA

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Are you interested in learning about how to protect your roof during the rainy Florida season? Do you find yourself wondering “can the rainy season affect my roof?”

If so, then you need to learn all that you can about the rainy season in Florida. Commonly known as “the wet season”, it typically lasts from May through October. At this time, your roof must be equal to the task.

The best thing to do is create a checklist you can go through. See below for a rainy-season-ready list that you can use to make sure your roof is prepared for the wet season.

1. PERFORM A ROOF INSPECTION

We recommend that you hire a professional roofing company for the job. They’ll be able to inspect the roof thoroughly and identify any issues that need to be resolved before or during the rainy season.

There could be a list of issues you’re unaware of, such as:

  • Missing shingles
  • Cracks in your tiles, shingles, or panels
  • Rust on your metal roof
  • Roof leaks
  • Water spots on your ceiling
  • Warped wood 

The list goes on and on. The untrained eye might not be able to appropriately spot each of these problems. 

More importantly, once a roofing service identifies a problem, they’ll have the experience and resources to fix it. 

If you want to learn how to protect your roof during the rainy Florida season, be sure to give Massey Roofing a call. We take tremendous pride in ensuring that all Naples residence is protected from Florida storms.

We’ll also be sure to inspect the overall condition of your roof. Depending on the roof’s age and material, it may need to be replaced.

2. CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS

Not all Florida homes have gutter systems. Truth be told, not all of them need them in the first place, due to the sandy soil and how well the property drains on its own.

For those of you that do have gutters, be sure to clean them before the rainy season begins. If you don’t want to perform this daunting task yourself, you can hire a professional service to do it.

If you let the rainy season kick in without cleaning them out, it can lead to a massive amount of damage. 

The debris in your gutters is likely to clog the drain, which will cause the water to pile up. This will cause your gutters to sag and even fall off from the weight.

It can also cause leaks in your roof or kickstart the process of dry rot for the wood underneath your roof. 

Lastly, the water will overflow over the side of your gutters and cause damage to your foundation. It can also spur mold growth on your grounds and your roof.

As Florida residents well know, the rainy season is constant. Storms come and go, but they’re too frequent. Make sure your gutters (if you have them) are ready to go for the rainy months ahead.

3. PREPARE THE TREES

During the rainy season, there will be many torrential storms with high winds. That’s when the real damage can take place.

All it takes is one fickle (yet large) branch on a nearby tree to fall off and damage your roof. The result will be thousands of dollars in water damage to your property and your belongings.

Take the time to walk around your property and assess all of the trees and bushes in your yard. 

If you see any signs of a dead tree, be sure to have it removed right away. If the entire tree is dead, then its branches will start to fall off and, eventually, the trunk will tip over. Best to be proactive.

With all overhanging branches removed, you can have more peace of mind heading into the rainy season.

4. REMOVE ROOF DEBRIS

You want your roof to be as spotless as possible heading into the rainy season. If you’re physically able, you can consider climbing up to remove the roof debris yourself. However, we recommend leaving it to the professionals.

During the inspection, we’ll take the time to remove any potential hazards or debris that might damage your roof. 

It’s important to schedule more than one roof inspection per year. We typically advise that homeowners schedule two a year, one before the rainy season and one directly after. This allows us to make sure your roof stays in optimal condition.

5. ALWAYS PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCY

Rest assured that Florida homes, and their roofs, have been strategically designed to withstand the rainy season. If you follow the prior steps, you’re giving yourself the best chance for a safe season ahead.

That said, emergencies can always happen. If something happens with your roofing or siding, we want to know about it right away.

Make sure you’re investing in a high-quality roofing company, like Massey Roofing, that offers emergency tarping. That way, we can protect your home until we can make repairs once the storm subsides.

PREPARE FOR THE RAINY SEASON IN FLORIDA

Now that you have seen several steps that you can take to prepare for the rainy season in Florida, be sure to use them all to your advantage.

Take the time to read this page for more information on the Massey inspection process. We’ll make sure you’re kept in the loop during the live inspection.

Is your roof ready for this rainy season? Call us for a free quote at 844-784-7663 and we will be happy to assist you further.

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Anthony Lombardi
Anthony Lombardi
December 20, 2022.
We had a small job of basically ridge edges. John Zumaeta, in production, & his crew took over & knocked the job out. Thanks Massey Roofing. Merry Christmas guys.
Irv Kenig
Irv Kenig
December 5, 2022.
Jose Lajara was the sales associate that contacted me. He is very understanding, knowledgeable, dependable and was always available to my calls. He kept me well informed and I felt very comfortable having my roof replaced. Jose is a real asset to your Company.
Galina
Galina
December 1, 2022.
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Donald Jackson
Donald Jackson
November 27, 2022.
A friend advised us to hire a local company Massey Construction Group to restore any damage to our place from Hurricane Ian and we are amazed at how fast they came to inspect home. Their employees are polite and accommodating and answered all our questions in detail. We are pleased with the high-quality services of this customer-driven company, we will suggest everyone hire the Massey Construction Group.
Leslie Ford
Leslie Ford
November 26, 2022.
Our parents’ are elderly and we live many states away. I was referred from a friend that has had a tile roof installed last year and was very happy with the installation and process. My parents were super happy with the roof recently installed. The new roof also did not sustain damage from hurricane Ian.
Dallas Parker
Dallas Parker
November 23, 2022.
We are lucky to have our roof installation from Massey Construction Group three years ago. When Hurricane Ian hit us, my husband contacted their team and scheduled a roof inspection immediately. I was pleasantly surprised the roof did not sustained any damage from Hurricane Ian. I recommend this local company that recently won roof of the year.
Jeff Shawn
Jeff Shawn
November 22, 2022.
Massey Construction has reroofed my rentals properties in the past. This company is Local and specializes in tile roofs. Thanks to the accomplished team at the Massey Construction Group for coming to our rescue and offering their incredible services.
Ronald Carter
Ronald Carter
November 20, 2022.
My family got relocated during Hurricane Ian. When we returned home, we were shocked to see the extreme damage caused to our home. Luckily, our neighbor suggested the Massey Construction Group, which helped us restore the damage at reasonable price. We appreciate their professional and dedicated team and will only hire them in the future. HIRE LOCAL
Flora Brooks
Flora Brooks
November 19, 2022.
Massey Construction Group is the best local roofing company we have come across, and we can't recommend their exceptional services enough. They inspected our roof and repaired it by replacing the damaged shingles. My family expresses its gratitude for their remarkable services. Massey also won Roofer of the year in Naples.