How to Make Your Roof More Stormproof

Your roof is crucial to your home’s structural integrity. Many roofs, however, are not designed to handle the stress of a major storm, and retrofitting is often necessary. Here are ways to stormproof your roof. 

Shingles

When storm-proofing a shingle roof, the condition of the shingles is crucial. There are several courses of action you can take to retrofit the roof shingles. You can use asphalt roof cement to both reinforce and even repair loose shingle tabs. Use roof cement to patch up a more worn roof. With a lot more wear and tear, you may also have to bite the bullet and reroof.

Tiles

Whether it’s possible or not to retrofit a tile roof is up for debate among roofing contractors. It depends on the extent that you can fix them in place. The hip/ridge and eave tiles are the most vulnerable in a storm. Use two-part expanding foam adhesives affixed to a wood or metal hip/ridge board to reinstall them.

Gable End Overhangs

The gable end overhangs are often overlooked, but they are important to a roof’s integrity during a storm. We cannot put enough stress on the wind force on overhangs. Their proper connection and integration into the roof frame are very crucial. Retrofitting depends a lot on their construction.

Metal

Metal roofing seem to perform well in storms. As such, it’s more about being diligent with regular upkeep than retrofitting. Do a regular check for rust around screws. You can retrofit by adding fasteners if the spacing is too great between the existing ones. You can also replace loose fasteners with larger ones.

Maintain your peace of mind by getting in touch with Designer Roofing & Restoration, LLC today. We will ensure your roof is well-protected from the elements. Call (912) 244-ROOF, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve homeowners in Savannah, GA.

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