Hurricane season is officially on record from June 1st - November 30th each year.
Weeks and days before a storm or hurricane, schedule a roof inspection for ways to better prepare your roof.
No roof is 100% immune to the damages of microbursts, heavy winds or hurricanes. Proper construction and preventative maintenance on the roof system does help with performance. Even roofs that are properly designed and installed can fail in a weather disaster because due to flying debris.
Hurricane Preparations include:
- Make sure your drains are clean and free of debris
- Check for loose metal flashings: metal drip edge, copings, wall flashings
- Make sure your roof is free of debris: left over air conditioning parts, construction debris, pallets, cables, fasteners,
- Check the field membranes for possible areas of water infiltration, loose or open seams, blisters
- Check for failing wall flashings where wind or rain
- Remove unused equipment especially satellite dishes
What the National Weather Service Reports: (April 22,2015)
“A new hurricane season forecast issued by The Weather Channel on Tuesday (April 2015) says we can expect the number of named storms and hurricanes in the 2015 Atlantic season to stay below historical averages.
Numbers of Atlantic Basin named storms, those that attain at least tropical storm strength, hurricanes, and hurricanes of Category 3 intensity forecast by The Weather Channel (right column) and Colorado State University (center column) compared to the 30-year average (left column).
A total of nine named storms, five hurricanes and one major hurricane are expected this season, according to the forecast prepared by The Weather Channel Professional Division. This is below the 30-year average of 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. A major hurricane is one that is Category 3 or stronger on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Meteorologist Dr. Todd Crawford of The Weather Channel Professional Division says, “Both the dynamical models and our proprietary statistical models suggest a relatively quiet tropical season this year."
The Weather Channel forecast for below-average activity during the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season is consistent with what Colorado State University (CSU) said in its forecast issued on April 9. CSU's forecast called for seven named storms, including three hurricanes, one of which is predicted to attain major hurricane status.
The CSU outlook, headed by Dr. Phil Klotzbach in consultation with long-time hurricane expert Dr. William Gray, is based on a combination of 29 years of statistical predictors, combined with analog seasons exhibiting similar features of sea-level pressure and sea-surface temperatures in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific Oceans.