Hurricanes are no joke when it comes to causing property damage, but roofing contractors can help their communities prepare ahead of time to mitigate damages and injuries.

OSHA states if a hurricane becomes a Category 3 or above, catastrophic damage can be expected as winds ranging from 111 mph to 157 mph or higher ravage cities or entire states. Expect everything from uprooted trees and utility poles to roofs being peeled from their buildings. Even a Category 1 hurricane can generate 95 mph sustained winds that can cause severe damage to their roofs.