Subtropical Storm Alberto – An Early Beginning to the 2018 Hurricane Season

May 26, 2018

We all love living on the Gulf Coast. To say there is a unique way of life down here is an understatement. Crawfish boils, Mardi Gras, our beloved New Orleans Saints, and our relaxed way of life are a few of the things that come to mind when we think of home. But in order to keep our relaxed way of life, we need to make sure we are prepared for the risks that come with living in our region of the country. Subtropical Storm Alberto is an early reminder of the preparations we should be making for the 2018 Hurricane season.

Subtropical Storm Alberto's Path

Subtropical Storm Alberto is the first named storm of 2018, which is unique because Hurricane season has not yet officially begun. The experts have predicted that 2018 will be an average to above-average year for hurricanes, but we all know that even if there is one dangerous hurricane, it can cause enormous damage. We also cannot count out the possibility that the predictions will be wrong; for example, last year was a far worse hurricane season than was predicted; in fact, 2017 was the most costly hurricane season in U.S. history, with Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma causing massive damage and Hurricane Nate narrowly missing New Orleans.

It can be easy to turn a blind eye to the risks and hope for the best while living on the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast, but the truth is that we need to be proactive about solving our problems. According to Julie Rochman, the CEO of the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, “It all starts with the roof. The roof is the largest potential opening on the house, and wind and water can do terrible things if they get through the roof.”  And when it comes to roofs, there is nothing better than a Classic aluminum metal roof.  The Classic Metal Roofing System installed by Middle South Systems is rated to 150 mile per hour winds, comes with a non-prorated limited lifetime warranty, and is the best thing you can to your home to protect it from the heavy winds and driving rains that come with a Hurricane. Not only will you be at peace knowing that you have the best and most secure roof on the market, but you will never have to hassle with your roof again. Our roofs are warrantied for life and the warranty can be passed onto the next owner for an additional 40 years.

We wish you luck in this year’s hurricane season and hope you will take the initiative to protect your home and family by investing in a lifetime metal roof. Contact us here to request a free estimate for your new metal roof.

Ask An Expert: Todd Miller

Todd Miller, roofing expertTodd Miller is President of Isaiah Industries, an organization that is recognized as one of the world’s leading metal roofing manufacturers, and manufacturer of Classic Metal Roofing Systems.

Todd has over 30 years of experience in residential metal roofing and is internationally recognized as a roofing and ventilation expert. Passionate about using his experience to help homeowners make the best roofing decision for them, he can help you navigate the issues encountered in roofing or reroofing your home or commercial property.

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