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Securing Your Home for Hurricane Season: Protecting Pool Cages, Elite Roofs, and Gutters



Living in a hurricane-prone area can be challenging, especially during the upcoming hurricane season. In Florida, the hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th. South Florida is particularly vulnerable to hurricanes because it's located near the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, which are prime conditions for hurricane formation. When hurricanes and tropical storms strike, they can cause severe damage to Florida properties. In Naples alone, Hurricane Ian caused over $1.5 billion in damages and $109 billion all over the state Florida ("Hurricane Ian most costly storm in Florida history", The Real Deal website).


In this blog post, we will discuss how to protect pool cages, elite roofs, and gutters of your home during the hurricane season.


Pool Cages:


Pool cages are a popular addition to homes in hurricane-prone areas. They provide a safe and secure area for swimming and lounging while keeping out unwanted insects and debris. However, pool cages are vulnerable to damage during hurricanes and tropical storms. To protect your pool cage, follow these tips:

  1. Secure Loose Objects: Any loose objects, such as patio furniture, pool toys, or potted plants, can become projectiles during high winds. Secure or remove these objects before a storm arrives. Strong ropes can tie down large objects and small objects should be brought inside.

  2. Trim Trees and Shrubs: Trim any trees or shrubs that are close to your pool cage. These can cause significant damage if they fall during a storm and tear the screen mesh that make up the screen enclosure panels.

  3. Reinforce the Structure: Consider adding extra bracing or reinforcing the structure of your pool cage to make it more resistant to strong winds.


Aluminum Roofs


Aluminum roofs (or elite roofs) are a popular choice for homes in hurricane-prone areas because they are lightweight, durable, and can withstand high winds. They also provide insulation due to the material they are made of. To protect your aluminum roof during a hurricane, consider the following:

  1. Secure the Roof: Make sure your aluminum roof is properly secured to the underlying structure. Loose or damaged roofs can cause significant damage to your home during a storm. Tighten any loose screws or contact a contractor to replace the damaged aluminum roof before hurricane season starts.

  2. Trim Trees and Shrubs: Like pool cages, it's essential to trim any trees or shrubs that are close to your home to prevent damage to your aluminum roof.

  3. Check for Loose or Damaged Panels: Before a storm arrives, check your aluminum roof for any loose or damaged panels. Repair or replace these as soon as possible.

Gutters


Gutters are an essential part of your home's drainage system, directing water away from your foundation and preventing water damage. However, during hurricanes and tropical storms, gutters can become clogged with debris or damaged by high winds. Here's how to protect your gutters:

  1. Clean Your Gutters: Before hurricane season, make sure to clean your gutters thoroughly to remove any debris that could cause them to clog.

  2. Secure Loose Gutters: Make sure your gutters are securely attached to your home. Loose gutters can become dislodged during high winds, causing water damage to your home. Contact a professional contractor to replace any damaged gutters.

  3. Consider Installing Gutter Guards: Gutter guards can help prevent debris from entering your gutters, reducing the risk of clogs and damage.

Protecting your pool cage, aluminum roof, and gutters during hurricane season is crucial for the safety of your home and your family. By taking these steps, you can reduce the risk of damage and ensure that your home is ready to withstand the next hurricane or tropical storm. Contact G Screen and Gutters for a free estimate today at 754-423-4514, with over 15 years of experience we want the best for your home during hurricane season!

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