We feel that knowledge is the most powerful tool that we can offer our customers. With knowledge comes an understanding that provides a comfort in making the right decision for your home or business.We have gathered the following resources and information about roofs, reroofs and repairs to further assist your needs.
Proactive Steps to Help Prevent Hurricane-Related Roof Damage.
Any amount of damage can leave your home vulnerable to water intrusions ranging from a minor leak to a catastrophic flood. Fortunately, there are steps you can take now to improve the wind resistance and structural integrity of your roof so it’s better able to withstand a storm.
Get the roof inspected and have any needed repairs taken care of promptly. This might include getting damaged or missing shingles or tiles replaced, having missing metal panel anchors replaced, getting any flashing defects dealt with, and making sure that loose soffits, ventilation turbines and gable end/eave vents are properly secured.
Have hurricane straps or “truss tie-downs” added in the attic to bolster the roof/wall connections and bracing installed if your roof has gable ends taller than 48 inches.
Have tree limbs and heavy branches that overhang the roof trimmed back so they’re less likely to come crashing down into the attic in a storm.
Clean out the gutters and fix any deficiencies like sagging or poorly-attached sections, or loose or poorly-placed downspouts.
If you’re planning to replace your roof, consider installing wind-resistant shingles or metal roofing, and adding a secondary water barrier underneath the material to reduce the risk of leaks.
Do I Need A New Roof?
Evaluating Key Danger Signals
Does your roof need repair or replacement? Look carefully for the following signs of a failing roof, like:
- Leakage in the attic after wind-driven rain or ice build-up
- Blistering and peeling of interior and/or exterior paint
- Stains, mold, or mildew growth on interior ceilings and walls
- Exterior decay of sheathing and/or siding
- Missing, cracked, or curled shingles
This video by Designing Spaces is great if you are looking for detailed answers for this 4 questions. If you are a homeowner that is looking to purchase a new roof this one video that you should miss. There are some details about how Florida weather can play havoc on your roof that one our specialize roofing contractor can tell you all about, contact us for more details.
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