If you are planning to replace your current roof with a new one, it is a must that it is built to withstand hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall. This way, you can avoid the effects of storm damage. Silver Leaf Contracting, one of the top asphalt shingle roof companies in the area, shares the best ways to achieve a stormproof roofing system.
Use Wind-Resistant Shingles
Make it a point to invest in wind-resistant shingles to help minimize the risk of roof damage whenever a violent storm rolls in. Class D shingles passed testing at 90 mph, while Class F shingles passed testing at 110 mph. See to it that the roofers you work with employ the recommended installation methods for asphalt shingles used in high-wind, hurricane-prone areas.
Secure the Roof Structure
During a roof replacement, the roofers will remove the old shingles and underlayment to expose the decking or sheathing. Make sure they add more nails or screws to the roof deck to keep them secured to the rafters. Consider using galvanized ring-shank nails for more holding power. For your new roof to be more wind-resistant, choose synthetic underlayment instead of felt. Overlaps must be around 4 to 6 inches and secured with bitumen tape.
Trim Back Trees
Keep your trees well-groomed so that your home remains in one piece even when your area is being ravaged by a strong storm. Overhanging branches must be cut, keeping a distance of at least 10 feet away from your home. This way, trees won’t pose a risk of brushing against your home’s exterior during periods of high winds.
Silver Leaf Contracting has been installing asphalt shingle roofs since 2013. We offer superior service and quality roofing brands that make us your ideal roofing contractor. We can also be relied on if you need your roof repaired because of storm damage. Call (330) 313-0620 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.