The weather nowadays seems like it is getting more and more unpredictable every season, which is quite inconvenient and dangerous. This is especially true in places like Maryland, which has a wide array of climates that differs on each part of the state. Being always prepared is important if you want to have minimal damage on your home, particularly on your roof and siding.
No one really knows when a severe weather may hit and how strong its impact will be. But one thing’s for sure: the damage it causes are very problematic to homeowners. Don’t depend too much on forecasts; it is better to be safe than sorry. In fact, an article from charlotte.twcnews.com shares that:
Many forecasts for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season have predicted a near or below average season for the number of storms that develop. Even if those predictions are correct, it only takes one landfalling storm to cause problems.
The year 1992 is a good example of why a “below normal” season can be very dangerous. Only six named storms formed in the Atlantic basin that year. The first storm of the year did not develop until August.
The first storm was named Andrew and it grew into a monster hurricane reaching Category 4 strength as it ripped across the southern tip of Florida. The storm made a second landfall in Louisiana.
During that “below average” hurricane season of 1992, 65 people were killed in just one hurricane. Hurricane Andrew caused $26 billion in damage.
It is wise to seek help from roofing or siding contractors in Maryland to help you reinforce your home. Choose a company like Roof Masters that knows well how the weather acts up on the area.
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One of our services is emergency repairs because we recognize that damage from harsh weather need immediate attention to prevent further casualties. That is why we respond immediately to such calls from our customers. Call us today for more details on our products and services.
(Article Excerpt from Below Normal Hurricane Season Could Still Bring Danger, Time Warner Cable News, n.d.)