With forecasters predicting as many as 10 hurricanes and 20 storms this hurricane season, the owner of a
Buildings most at-risk are those with roofs that haven't been replaced within the last 15 years or those that aren't made of metal. "Metal is easily the best material for
Metal roofs are more durable than any other type of roof, they are energy efficient and require minimal maintenance, Ryckman said. "It can be just as affordable as a shingle roof if property owners use companies such as ours that produce our own metal sheeting in house."
Researchers are predicting a range of three to 10 hurricanes and as many as 20 storms, according to the
"You can never be too safe when it comes to preparing your building so it doesn't become a prime candidate for the front page of the news," said
Homeowners of most concern to Ryckman are those who have relocated from other states that bought homes in
Commercial buildings could also fall victim to the storm season, said Ryckman. "While we've had lots of new commercial development in this area, some of the smaller and older businesses and shopping centers I see while driving around haven't had any repairs or restoration in the last two decades. Commercial property owners will want to act sooner rather than later."
Owners should contact their home or property insurance in order to help absorb the cost, said Ryckman. "Usually, paying for roof repair and/or restoration is something homeowners' insurance will help cover. Whether or not that's an option for you, look for companies like Alliance that offer financing options if that is a concern for the homeowner."