It’s a homeowner’s responsibility to keep their roofs prepared for harsh weather all year long and with storms becoming a regular occurrence, it pays to protect your roof in case strong winds come across your area. In today’s post, the roofing experts at ARCH Exteriors share 3 easy ways to stormproof your roof.
Secure Your Shingle Roofs
Strong winds can tear off the bottom part of your shingles, taking out the rest of the layers along with it. You can protect your roof in case high winds hit your home by securing your shingles. Ideally, roofs with Class G or H wind resistance ratings are ideal for these situations, but they can be bolstered further. You can use roofing cement to secure the first row of shingles more tightly, while the looser sections need to be re-applied as soon as possible.
Some homeowners might think that their soffits are merely an aesthetic enhancement for their home, but most roof repair experts would say otherwise. They protect your home’s rafters against harsh elements to keep mold and moisture at bay. They have to be reinforced like your shingles to further secure your home. Polyurethane sealants can be applied and secured with stainless steel screws to keep the soffit together.
Cover Exterior Openings
Your roof has many gaps where wind can pass through and gain momentum to tear it off if high winds hit your area. Make sure that you cover up holes where wires, pipes, or cables enter or exit your home with silicone caulk. Don’t forget to inspect your flashings and vent pipes and replace damaged components if needed. This further secures your roof in the event of rainstorms.
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