The time to prepare is now! It only takes one storm to inflict devastating damage on your home or business. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena, and as you know, we face these storms each and every hurricane season. Even areas well away from the coastline can be threatened by dangerous flooding, destructive winds, fallen branches and power lines or tornadoes.

An emergency response agreement with ZRW will ensure that you have a plan if disaster strikes. This helps to mitigate potential damage and prevent costly issues. We provide our clients with peace of mind that your home or business is well taken care of. An inspection before hurricane season could reveal small vulnerabilities in your roofing system that could become a serious and costly problem in the future.

Our industry is extremely busy during hurricane season. We advise our clients to avoid long response times and material shortages by locking in a contract, today!

Hurricane Preparation Checklist

What should you do to prepare for a hurricane?
  • Ensure rooftop equipment such as exhaust fans, wind turbines, and air conditioning units are securely fastened or strapped down to the roof deck. Pay particular attention to access panels for secure attachment.
  • If the roof is a composition roof with gravel covering, consider removing loose gravel to preclude damage to unprotected windows by stones being blown off of the roof.
  • Clean and remove all loose debris, trash and abandoned equipment.
  • If the roof is composed/covered by roof tile, the roof areas should be inspected for any loose, cracked or broken tile to prevent risk of tiles blowing off and damaging adjacent property including vehicles.
  • Inspect all roof drains, scuppers and emergency overflow scuppers for clogs. All roof drains need to be clean and free flowing in advance of a hurricane/rain storm.
  • Secure any loose cables, wires and conduit.
  • Prune and cut back all tree branches or palm fronds that overhang the roof. They will cause roof and building damage.