10 ways to prepare your home for hurricane season

  • Secure and seal your roof

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    "It all starts with the roof," Rochman said. "The roof is the largest potential opening on the house, and wind and water can do terrible things if they get through the roof."

    Inspect your roof covering to make sure all the shingles or tiles are secured and that none are cracked or missing. If you're reroofing, consider spending about $500 extra to seal the roof deck, Rochman said. This usually involves either putting waterproof tape over the roof's seams or covering the whole thing in a membrane that seals water out.

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