Shandy Heil, Moore, David, Skinner, Patricia, Attaway, Denise
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.
Strengthening the roof-to-wall connection
When you're at deck-level in repairing the roof, you may want to use this opportunity to strengthen the connection of the roof structure to the wall. Here's how:
Many of the recommendations here are not standard building practice in Louisiana. Consumers can be good advocates for themselves by understanding these principles and sharing them with their roofing contractors. More details are provided in the LSU AgCenter publication "Build Safer, Stronger, Smarter: Add Wind and Water Resistance when Repairing your Roof."
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