Each year an average of 10 tropical storms – including 6 hurricanes – form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico. Of those 6 hurricanes, between 1 and 2 typically strike the coast. Heavy rains, strong winds, and flying debris from these storms can wreak havoc on roofs in their path, so it’s important to be prepared before the storm.Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 of each year. During this timeframe, homeowners in coastal areas are likely to experience adverse weather and an increased risk of roof damage. You can prepare for hurricane season by taking action to ensure your roof is ready.

Hurricane Predictions in 2023

Hurricane activity this year is expected to be 25 – 30% below average. However, meteorologists predict 12 tropical storms including 6 hurricanes. Of those 6 hurricanes, 2 are predicted to be intense hurricanes – those of at least a Category 3. For the season, 1 hurricane and 3 tropical storms are expected to make landfall in the Eastern United States.

Hurricane Names in 2023

The following names will be used for 2023 tropical storms and hurricanes:

1. Arlene
2. Bret
3. Cindy
4. Don
5. Emily
6. Franklin
7. Gert

8. Harold
9. Idalia
10. Jose
11. Katia
12. Lee
13. Margot
14. Nigel
15. Ophelia
16. Philippe
17. Rina
18. Sean
19. Tammy
20. Vince
21. Whitney

If these names look familiar, that’s because tropical cyclone names are repeated every six years. So, this year’s names also appeared in 2017. However, Harold, Idalia, Margot, and Nigel are new this year because Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate were retired following devastating storms with those names.

2023 tropical storm names

Tropical storm names are used in alphabetical order, so the first named storm this year will be Arlene. Ensure your roof is ready before this storm forms, and that begins with a comprehensive inspection.

Prepare Your Roof for Hurricane Season with a Comprehensive Inspection

Your roof needs to be inspected each spring to identify damage from the previous winter. If left unrepaired, this damage could leave your roof vulnerable during the upcoming storm season.

Winter Weather Leads to Roof Damage

Roofing materials expand and contract with changing temperatures, particularly during the winter months – and especially in the south. The drastic temperature variations that we experience cause roof shingles to settle into new positions as they expand and contract. This leaves gaps for water to penetrate. Then, winter ice and wind will further threaten the condition of your roof. If winter weather damage is not identified and repaired, it will leave your roof vulnerable during storm season.

Storms Can Exacerbate Existing Roof Damage

Your roof is more susceptible to storm damage when it has sustained prior weather damage. Strong winds from a tropical storm or hurricane can lift and loosen shingles. This causes them to detach or shift into new positions – exposing gaps in your roof. Heavy rain from storms can penetrate these vulnerable gaps, leading to costly leaks and rotting which puts your family and possessions in danger.

As spring dawns, it is vital to have your roof inspected. An experienced roofer can locate weaknesses in your roof and deliver the right solution for repair or replacement – before storms strike again.

Repair Existing Roof Damage Before Storm Season Begins

While being aware of weaknesses in your roof is important, it is also crucial to repair those vulnerabilities. A damaged roof or gutters can allow water to penetrate the roof’s defenses. When this happens, the roof’s substructure can rot which leads to much costlier repairs and more vulnerability during storms. On the other hand, when you repair damage as it occurs, you can rest assured that your roof is ready to withstand storms.

Roof and gutter repairs should only be completed by a licensed roofing company. With a team of expert roofers, you can ensure your roof repairs are done properly and safely.

Prepare for Hurricane Season by Establishing a Relationship with A Trustworthy Roofing Company

After a storm, roofers are in high demand – especially the best. However, you can receive prompt service if you have an established relationship with a roofing company. Before storm season begins, get an inspection from a trustworthy roofing company. That way, you know who to call if emergency damage occurs.

When choosing a roofer, be sure to consider experience, customer testimonials, and financing options. Most importantly, choose a company that is local, licensed, and insured.

Choose Complete Roofing for All Your Roofing Needs

Complete Roofing is a local, licensed, and insured roofing company with locations on the Mississippi coast, Alabama coast, North Carolina coast, and in the greater New Orleans area. With Complete Roofing, you receive expert craftsmanship, a wide variety of resilient materials, and outstanding local service. Our team can inspect your home’s roof, repair or replace it, and even handle your insurance claim from start to finish.

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