Brave the Hurricane, Know Your Defenses

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It’s that time of year again - Hurricane Season! Category 4 Hurricane Florence is making its way toward the mainland, swirling up the East Coast to which Maryland is right in its sights. Summit Home Remodeling encourages all homeowners to brace itself for impact of gale force winds and merciless rain.

First and foremost, don’t forget to take the following precautions for any incoming extreme weather:

  • Be aware of trees or other hazardous debris that cause damage to your home!

  • Steer clear of fallen power lines and the wet ground, as the current can transfer even without direct contact!

  • Get your roof inspected by a certified roofing specialist before and after the storm!

Know Your Roof!

Your roof will be the first to take hits from the weather - this is a top priority. Having a general understanding of what to look for on your roof is an essential tool in making sure your home and family are safe. Summit Home Remodeling can help educate you, also doing a thorough inspection to ensure you are protected.

For instance, the GAF Dura Grip Adhesive guarantees long-term durability and wind-driven rain performance of its shingles and other roofing components. GAF’s state-of-the-art roofing system will ensure you have year round protection from all of the elements. Check out this video by GAF and learn how Timberline Architectural shingles are a great barrier for Hurricane Season!

Don’t Forget Siding...

Vinyl siding with hurricane locking hems - a great option for extreme weather siding!

Beyond roofing, your home’s siding should be prepared for the incoming storms. Rain often times seeps into the sheathing of the home through weak siding; this can cause an array of problems in a short period of time. Water running through the siding penetrates into wall cavities, which can provide ideal conditions for algae, mold, and harmful bacterial growth.

Summit Home Remodeling wants to ensure your home is properly protected from the inside and out. Our Greenguard Moisture Barrier ensues you’re protected from the damaging effects of wind driven rains, while still providing the necessary permeability for you to maintain a healthy home.

Watch this video to see how Greenguard protects your siding:

Stay Safe!

As a responsible homeowner, there are a multitude of ways to prepare for Hurricane Florence and all hurricanes to follow. Backed by a 50 Year Warranty, our products can give you peace of mind of knowing your home is protected for the next 50 hurricane seasons. Do this on your terms, not Mother Nature’s. We wish you and your loved ones safety through hurricane season, and feel free to contact us for consultation!