Whether building a new roof or repairing an existing roof in south Louisiana, there are steps you can take to improve your roof's resistance to hurricane winds and driving rain. Here are the essentials for selecting and installing a roof and roofing components.
Proper construction of the roof can keep it on the house in a storm. Some roof designs are more wind resistant that others, but even with a good design it's important to strengthen connections and installing materials according to manufacturers instructions for your wind-speed. what happens on the job site can make a huge difference.
When you're building a new home, or putting on a new roof according to the building code, the roof will be built to resist the winds prevalent in the area. However, an existing roof can be strengthened even when you're not re-roofing, and often without disturbing any portion of the home that would be visible to the occupants of the home.
How can you recognize when your roof has problems? Use these inspection tips, and suggestions for strengthening.
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