Your roof can be the last line of defense against Mother Nature’s fury. It stands between you and the storm, weathering sudden winds and heavy rains for the sake of your home. Before the next hurricane hits.
it’s critical to ensure that your roofing is strong enough to stand up against powerful winds and heavy rains.
If you’re worried about your roof, here are several improvements you can make that will help protect it and your home from hurricanes.
Install Water Barriers
Water barriers are an excellent option for a roof deck, as they provide a water-resistant barrier and prevent significant water intrusion if pieces of your roof covering (shingles) are blown away. It also reduces thermal bridging, which makes your home more energy efficient.
Water barriers are an inexpensive way to protect your home and family from wind-blown rain or snow. If you have an older home that doesn’t have a vented system, it may be a good idea to consider installing one so that water does not make its way into your home.
If you live in an area prone to hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes, it’s important to reinforce your foundation-to-wall, floor-floor (multi story homes) and wall-to-roof connections to establish a continuous load path.
Strong, reinforced connections in your home’s load path are critical to the structural integrity and performance of your home.
Weak links in a load path are generally where damage occurs, so reinforcing them with these structural bolts will enhance the longevity of your home’s structural integrity in extreme weather situations.
Reinforcing the Framing of the Gable Ends
Gable ends are the triangular portion of a roof that occurs at the junction of two sloping sides of a building. When your gable ends are taller than four feet, reinforcing the framing and bracing the top and bottom of the gable will help to keep wind uplift from deforming your roof.
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Install Shingle Sockets
Shingle sockets are pieces of metal that go over the nail heads on shingles and connect them to each other. They help prevent wind from lifting the shingles and exposing the plywood underneath.
Shingle sockets are inexpensive and easy to install, so take a few minutes now to install them on all your roofs.
Get Ahead of the Storm by Hurricane-Proofing Your Roof Now
It’s that time of year again. With Hurricane Season in full swing, it’s time to make sure your home is safe from storms by having a Magnolia Roofing certified contractor inspect your roof and make sure it is hurricane proof.
A strong, properly maintained and regularly inspected roof is one of the most important precautions you can take before a hurricane makes landfall.
Not sure if your roof can withstand the next hurricane? A professional roofing contractor Abita Springs LA from Magnolia Roofing can help you determine what needs to be done before another hurricane season arrives — and if it’s time for an upgrade to make your roof hurricane proof.
To know your best options, don’t hesitate to contact Magnolia Roofing. Give us a call at 985-200-4463 and schedule a FREE consultation today. We service areas in Mandeville, Folsom, Covington, Slidell, Madisonville, and Abita Springs, LA.