There’s is nothing quite like a Florida summer. The warm weather, great beaches, and holiday atmosphere are just some of the reasons people love Florida. But one thing we’re more notorious for is our hurricane season, which sweeps through during our Summer to Fall months.
The city of Orlando has a humid subtropical climate. Which means our Summers are characteristically hot and humid with recurrent thunderstorms. Orlando’s Summer’s can reach a high of 90°F and also receives about 7″ of rainfall. This hot and humid climate creates the perfect environment for hurricanes, cyclones, and tornadoes.
Major storms and hurricanes largely consist of vicious and damaging winds. These types of winds can easily take apart an entire roof. Roofs that can be easily dismantled are usually old, broken, and have not been maintained in a very long time. Should your roof avoid being completely taken apart it is likely that you’ll be missing some asphalt shingles or paneling as a result of the storm.
Trees are usually easy targets during major storms. Heavy winds can cause trees to collapse. Lightning can also split trees in half, set them on fire or cause them to fall over. Falling trees can cause major damage to your property and your roof.
Depending on the age of your roof, the sun’s rays can significantly impact the state of your roof, especially in environments with high temperatures, like Orlando. Asphalt shingle roofing and TPO roofing, for example, can dry out and crack, and will eventually need to be replaced should the damage reach such an extent that they fall off or break.
Hail storms are a common occurrence during Orlando’s summer months. These storms can cause large denting across your roof and in extreme cases, they can lead to major holes and roof leakages.
During stormy weather, your gutters may suffer the most when not accurately secured. High wind speeds can lead to them detaching from your roof or simply being broken apart. Hail causes holes which lead to leakages in the gutter system. Also when gutters are blocked, an overflow may lead to water leaking into your home.
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