|Published:||Aug 23, 2012 9:53 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 23, 2012 10:50 PM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla - Roofing companies are scrambling to complete unfinished business.
WINK News caught up with roofers at Kelly Roofing in Naples as they worked to secure materials on a home in Hawks Ridge Thursday afternoon. The workers are hoping to get all the tiles installed before Isaac hits southwest Florida.
Eddie Guevara, a project administrator with Kelly Roofing, says, "storms with high winds tend to shift a lot of roof tiles and blow off shingles. That will rip up the whole roof, sections of the roof or just move the roof more than it should move in a days time. That could easily cause a leak."
Once a roof hits a certain age, Guevara says it needs to be repaired. Tile roofs should be repaired every 20-25 years and shingle roofs should be repaired every 15-20 years.
After the storm it is recommended that you have your roof inspected to make sure all the tiles are in place.
Many roofing companies, including Kelly Roofing, will do that inspection for free.
Guevara also recommends checking the inside of your home after the storm to see if there are any stains, as stains are a sign there is a leak in your roof.