If you live in Panama City, hurricane preparation is simply a part of life. Part of this preparation includes knowing what to expect with regard to roof damage. Many of our customers wonder, “How much will each hurricane category affect my roof?” In this guide, we’ll explore the answer.
What Are Hurricane Categories?
There are five categories of hurricanes. These are divided according to the rate of sustained winds:
- Category 1: 74-95 MPH winds
- Category 2: 96-110 MPH winds
- Category 3: 111-129 MPH winds
- Category 4: 130-156 MPH winds
- Category 5: 157+ MPH winds
Anything over Category 2 is considered to be an extreme weather event. While any of these can affect your roof, each category may cause distinctive effects. Continue reading “How Do The Different Hurricane Categories Affect Roofs?”