Do you live in a storm-prone area? Have you ever considered storm-proofing your roof? You’ve probably taken steps to storm-proof the reset of your house, why not your roof? Here’s some tips and tricks for getting your roof ready for the next storm and what to do after it is safe to come outside.
Storm-proofing Your Roof
If you live in an area that seems storms with high winds, you may be interested in asphalt shingles with a wind rating. Some groups of asphalt shingles have wind ratings similar to fire ratings. Most wind ratings go up to 150 MPH and three tab shingles typically can withstand between 50 and 60 MPH winds.
One of the best ways to storm-proof your home is to choose a roofer who installs shingles properly. You’d be surprised by how many roofers are interested in just getting the job done and not necessarily getting the job done right. The way shingles are installed on a roof is the number one factor for preventing wind damage. When wind gusts and storms rolls in, shingles are often blown off, because they’re not installed properly.
This is why it’s important to choose a roofer that specializes in storm-proofing your roof. If you’re looking for a way to save the frustration that comes with a bad storm in your area, you want to go with a roofer you can count on. Look for roofers who specialize in this type of roofing, along with one that has good reviews in your local area. From there, you can have them come out and take a look at your roof. They can give you a plan of attack, offer a free estimate, and then get started before the next storm begins.
Storm-proofing your roof is only one part of storm-proofing your home, although it’s usually the one part of your home that gets neglected. Don’t neglect your roof before the next storm and make sure you’re prepared for your roof to take a pounding.