Experts are predicting an above-average hurricane season this year. Learn how to protect your commercial flat roof system from damage this Hurricane Season: June 1 – November 30
Another above-average hurricane season is being predicted this year by Colorado State University, with 17 named storms, eight hurricanes, and four major hurricanes. While the season starts on June 1 and goes through November 30, beginning this season, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) will begin to issue regular Tropical Weather Outlooks on May 15, two weeks earlier than it did in the past. For the past six years, tropical depressions have preceded the official start of hurricane season, warranting the change.
As you may recall, last year was a busy season, with a record 11 storms making landfall in the U.S. in 2020, including six hurricanes: Hanna, Isaias, Laura, Sally, Delta, and Zeta. No matter the prediction, it is important to remember this: A season can deliver many storms but have little impact, or deliver few storms and have one or more hitting the U.S. coast with major impact. Even a weak tropical storm making landfall can cause major impacts, particularly if it moves slowly and rainfall triggers flooding.
No one predicted that 2020 would set the record for the most named storms in a single season. Add to that the start of the rainy season, which is underway now through October. This underscores the importance of preparing your commercial building now to protect it from leaks and major storm damage, beginning with scheduling an inspection.
We know that preparing your commercial building for a hurricane can be overwhelming. One way to reduce the stress of hurricane planning is to take action now by performing preventive maintenance inspections and repairs on your roof before and after a major storm hits. Advanced Roofing, Inc. is here to help. Call us today at (800) 638-6869 or click here to schedule your hurricane season roof inspection.